The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters, which began in January, should be completed in April this year. The relevant information is contained in the notice to mariners published on the website of the Danish Maritime Administration.
“Until the end of April 2021, two gas pipelines will be laid between positions 1 and 4,” the document says, in which the names of the positions indicate the coordinates of the points through which two lines of the gas pipeline will be laid.
As noted in the notification, the work is being carried out by the pipe-laying barge “Fortuna” with the support of the supply vessels “Baltic Researcher” and “Murman”, as well as several other auxiliary vessels.
In connection with the laying of the gas pipeline strings, as specified in the document, a temporary forbidden zone with a radius of 1.5 km around Fortuna and a forbidden zone with a radius of 500 m around the Baltic Researcher and Murman will be created.
RBC sent a request to the press service of Nord Stream 2 AG.
Fortuna began work on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters on January 24, although Copenhagen had previously stated that construction would resume on January 15. On February 6, the pipe-lay barge completed its offshore tests and began laying the gas pipeline. A section of approximately 147 km, located in the exclusive economic zone of Denmark, lies south of the Danish island of Bornholm and is to be connected to a section of the pipeline in German waters.
The Nord Stream-2 project involves the construction of two gas pipeline strings along the Baltic Sea bed, each with a total length of more than 1.2 thousand kilometers, with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year. They will supply gas to Germany through the sea territories of Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. The pipeline is now over 90% complete. In total, about 6% of the gas pipeline remains to be completed, mainly in the waters of Denmark. Its construction was suspended in December 2019 due to US sanctions, which resulted in the Swiss company Allseas withholding its pipe-lay vessels from the project.