In Germany announced the beginning of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”

In Germany announced the beginning of the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”

The company-operator Nord Stream AG 2 started laying the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”, said financial Director of the German energy company Uniper (one of the participants of the project) Christopher Delbrück.

“Laying the first pipes in Germany began at the end of July” — quoted by “RIA Novosti”.

The Russian project “Northern stream — 2” involves the construction of two pipelines from Russia to Germany through the Baltic sea with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year.

The building permit has already issued the authorities of Germany, Finland and Sweden, the exclusive economic zone which crosses the pipeline. With permission to strip draws only Denmark.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Austrian oil company OMV, Manfred Leitner August 2, said that Nord Stream — 2 AG has developed an alternative route for the pipeline “Nord stream — 2” to bypass Denmark.

The pipeline is expected before the end of 2019. Most European countries supported the project, however, requires Washington to abandon its implementation, threatening sanctions. The United States is pursuing its own interests, because they want to establish a supply of reduced natural gas (LNG) to Europe.

Against the building act also the Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine. Last afraid of losing benefits from the transit of Russian gas.