In the Baltic Sea, the Russian laying ship Fortuna is currently continuing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Earlier, the Federal Office for Shipping and Hydrography of Germany (BSH) authorized the continuation of the construction of the gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany.
“Fortuna is currently operating in German waters in accordance with existing permits and government statements,” said a spokesman for the Nord Stream 2 AG project operator (quoted by Frankfurter Allgemeine). On May 4, BSH suspended the building permit until the end of the month due to a lawsuit by environmentalists. They argue that the territory of the Nord Stream 2 laying area is of particular importance for nesting birds.
The decision to resume work is based on the fact that there are currently no birds in the place of installation that need protection. Accordingly, there is no need to wait until the end of May to start work.
Nord Stream 2 envisages the construction of a gas pipeline from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. In the waters of Denmark, it remains to lay about 120 km, and in the waters of Germany – just over 30 km. It is planned to finish laying the pipeline by the end of September 2021.
Read about the obstacles to the project in the publication of “Kommersant” “Nord Stream-2” was held back in Germany. “