Nord Stream AG 2 plans to begin construction of Nord Stream gas pipeline in the second quarter of 2018, one of the company’s top managers, Simon Bonnel, said in an interview with RIA Novosti today.
According to him, consultations over Espoo Convention with Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland are expected to end by June 30, and all permits will be issued in the first quarter of 2018.
We should remind you that the implementation of Nord Stream-2 project requires obtaining permits from Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
The project involves the construction of two pipelines strings with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipeline will run from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany, its route lies along that of Nord Stream. Nord Stream AG 2 was established to carry out planning, construction and subsequent operation of Nord Stream 2 pipeline.