Nord Stream 2 upbeat Denmark to approve gas pipeline proposal

Nord Stream 2 upbeat Denmark to approve gas pipeline proposal

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, Nord Stream 2 spokesman Jens Mueller said.

The spokesman noted there was "good reason" to believe Danish authorities would process a second proposal submitted by the project in August 2018 within eight to 12 months, allowing the pipeline to be finished on schedule.

According to him, even if the Danes acted late in the year, the company could bring in additional ships to lay the pipeline. The spokesman noted that two ships now working off the coast of Sweden were completing about 6 km a day, adding that at that rate, the Danish segment could be completed in a month.

"There is good reason to assume that we will receive this approval at a timepoint when we can complete this construction in an uncomplicated manner," Reuters cited the spokesman as saying.

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