Nord Stream 2 Operator Denied Rumors About The Suspension Of Construction Due To Cod
There are currently no seasonal restrictions, including cod spawning, for the construction of the last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, project operator Nord Stream 2 AG told.
"The permit condition related to seasonal restrictions (from July to August) due to cod spawning refers to construction work in the restricted fishing area known as the Bornholm basin. Both lines of the pipeline have already been laid in The Bornholm basin restricted fishing area. There are no seasonal restrictions on further construction in Denmark," the company said.
On Saturday, the newspaper Die Welt reported that the laying of pipes Nord Stream 2 is not yet possible due to the spawning of cod. According to the author of the article, in July and August on the bottom of the Baltic sea near the island of Bornholm, cod spawning occurs, all work is prohibited for environmental reasons. However, Russia will be able to start work in September, because it seems that there will be no more technical restrictions.
The Danish Energy Agency on July 6, at the request of Nord Stream 2 AG, granted permission for the use of vessels with anchor positioning on the unfinished section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to the South - East of Bornholm island. In the new decision, the Agency stressed that the remaining part of the pipeline passing through the exclusive economic zone of Denmark "is located outside the area where trawling, anchorage, and bottom work are not recommended due to the risk of submerged chemical warfare agents entering the marine environment."