The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after a claim by the German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) may resume from the end of May. This was reported on Tuesday, May 4, at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
It became known yesterday that NABU had filed a claim with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the gas pipeline. It concerns the not yet completed section of the pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Germany, the organization said in a statement.
BSH told RIA Novosti that the lawsuit filed has a suspensive effect on a building permit. The lawsuit is directed against the second amended authorization of the agency on January 14 this year.
“With this permit, BSH approved the laying of the pipeline by an anchored vessel between late September and late May on a 16.5 km section in the German exclusive economic zone on the Baltic Sea. From the end of May, it will be allowed to continue the construction of Nord Stream 2 in accordance with the current regulation with a permit, ”the regulator’s press service said.
It is noted that in March 2018, the Nord Stream 2 operator received a permanent permit to lay the pipeline from late May to late September.
At the end of April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there is a lot of speculation around the Nord Stream 2 project, but all this is a manifestation of unfair competition. At the same time, the Russian leader stressed that the SP-2 is a purely economic project that has nothing to do with the existing political situation.
At the same time, on April 21, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, referring to the project operator Nord Stream 2 AG, noted that the project would be completed in 2021. He clarified that only the operator itself has more accurate information on the timing of the completion of the project.
Nord Stream 2 is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea with the aim of direct and reliable gas supplies to Europe. The EU countries mainly support the project and participate in its implementation. The Baltic states, Poland, Ukraine and the United States are opposed. The latter have more than once imposed sanctions on the project.