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12 April 2018

Nord Stream 2 Receives Full Set of Permits in Finland

Project developer Nord Stream 2 AG received the second permit issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland in accordance with the Water Act, required to construct and operate the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, thus completing the permitting procedure in Finland. The first permit received last week was the Government’s consent for the construction of the pipeline in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone.

“This is an important day for our project: following a very thorough analysis and extensive engagement the Finnish authorities have approved our detailed plans to construct and operate the 374-kilometre Finnish section of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. We look forward to continuing the constructive co-operation with the authorities during the construction and subsequent operation phases of the project as they monitor the implementation of our plans,” said Tore Granskog, Permitting Manager Finland at Nord Stream 2 AG.

The permitting procedure in Finland was initiated in autumn 2017. It was based on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) phase and feedback received during the public consultations. Nord Stream 2’s Finnish EIA report was highly appraised by the Finnish Association for Impact Assessment in March 2018 for the inclusion of an extensive amount of information about the project’s route alternatives and their potential environmental impact.

Nord Stream 2 AG has already received the necessary set of approvals in Germany. The project company emphasizes that national permitting procedures in the other three countries along the route — Russia, Sweden and Denmark — are also proceeding as planned.

Read more on Nord Stream 2 AG website.

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