Nord Stream 2 EIA Open for Comments in Denmark

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The Danish Energy Agency has made available for public comment the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Danish section of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline system.

The public, the Danish authorities and organisations can now provide comments or raise their questions to the Danish EIA report through the Danish Energy Agency until December 12.

The EIA is based on detailed environmental research conducted along the pipeline route where the pipeline is planned to be constructed.

The Danish public participation pertains to Nord Stream 2 AG’s planned offshore pipeline system that will stretch for approximately 175 km in Danish exclusive economic zone north-west of Bornholm.

Nord Stream 2 AG submitted a permit application for the construction of an alternative route in the Danish exclusive economic zone north-west of Bornholm for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system to the Danish Energy Agency, in August 2018.

The permit application includes a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. This EIA describes the main characteristics and technical solutions of the planned pipeline system, as well as detailed assessments of potential impacts on physio-chemical, biological and socio-economic environment in the Danish sector.

The report also includes an assessment of potential transboundary impacts which may arise from activities to be carried out in Denmark, and identifies measures to prevent and mitigate potential adverse environmental impacts.

Nord Stream 2 AG is not withdrawing from the ongoing procedure for the preferred route as applied for in April 2017 which is based on the guidance received from Danish authorities during the planning and construction of the existing Nord Stream pipeline.

To date, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Russia have given the permits for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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