Operator "Nord stream — 2" responded to reports about the suspension of work
The unfinished area of the "Nord stream-2" is not subject to seasonal restrictions of construction of the spawning cod, told RIA Novosti press-service of the operator of project Nord Stream AG 2.
Restrictions on work in the area of cod spawning overlap from July to August. They apply to construction in the Bornholm basin in the southwestern part of the Baltic sea.
The head of the press service of the Danish energy Agency (DEA) Round Falbe-Hansen confirmed that the spawning of cod will not affect the construction of the "Nord stream -2". The regulator stressed that the work in the area of restrictions was completed in December 2019.
To stop work on the laying of the pipeline had earlier told the German radio station NDR Info.
The project "Northern stream -2" involves construction of a pipeline capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. It implements 2 Nord Stream AG with the sole shareholder — "Gazprom". European partners — Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall in total the project is financed by 50% that is worth up to EUR 950 million each.
Washington opposes the project, since trying to impose Europe deliveries of its liquefied natural gas. In December, the United States adopted the defense budget, involving sanctions against companies involved in the gas pipeline, from-for what from the works of the Swiss Allseas refused.In response the Russian side expressed the ability to complete the construction efforts of the laying vessel "Akademik Chersky", which arrived in the German port of Mukran in may.
However, since the work is carried out in an area where during the Second world war have flooded many mines and ammunition, the Russian ships required special permission, since the work on them is impossible without at anchor. In early July, the Danish government was allowed to complete the project ships with the anchor positioning.
Thus on 23 July, the U.S. Senate approved the defense budget for next year. It provides for the introduction of new sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2". Existing restrictions apply to organizations that are engaged in pipe-laying, and involved insurance companies.