STRALSUND, Germany – Nord Stream 2 AG has received a construction and operation permit for its planned gas pipeline in German territorial waters and the landfall area in Lubmin, near Greifswald.
The Stralsund Mining Authority approved the 55-km (34-mi) section of the line in accordance with the Energy Industry Act (EnWG).
Last November, the same authority approved mining activities for theNord Stream 2 pipeline in the German continental shelf (equivalent to the German exclusive economic zone, or EEZ).
This allows the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to issue its permit for the German EEZ, expected later in the current quarter.
Nord Stream 2 AG added that permitting procedures in the other four countries along the route across the Baltic Sea –Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark – are proceeding as planned, and should be issued in time for construction to begin later this year.