Nord Stream 2 cleared for completion
The project operator of the project declared there are no seasonal restrictions at present blocking the completion of the last portion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. The German Die Welt newspaper reported recently that cod spawns in July and August could make work on the project during that time illegal. "The permit provision regarding seasonal restrictions (July to August) related to cod spawning applies to construction works in the fisheries restriction zone, known as the Bornholm Basin. The pipelines have already been installed through the Bornholm Basin fisheries restriction zone." The Nord Stream 2 project involves building two gas pipeline strings with the total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters to be pumped annually from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. The gas pipeline is 93 percent complete.