Danish DEA Did Not Appeal Permission For Anchor Pipelayers For Nord Stream 2
Permission to use anchor pipelayers for the completion of Nord Stream 2 was not appealed, the Danish Energy Board of Appeal announced.
On July 6, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) authorized the use of anchor-positioned pipe-laying vessels (in addition to dynamic vessels) in the construction of the Nord stream 2 highway in the Danish exclusive economic zone. According to the established procedure, from the moment the DEA permits are issued, a month is allowed for appeal.
The remaining part of the pipeline, which is to be built in Denmark, is located outside the area where bottom trawling, anchorage, and bottom work are not recommended due to the risk posed by buried chemical warfare agents, the Danish regulator explained.
Construction of the highway by European contractors was stopped due to US sanctions, and, as stated in Gazprom, "the Nord Stream 2 project, which is already almost 94% built, will be completed by the Russian side."
At the moment, there are two Russian pipe laying vessels in German ports not far from the route of the remaining section of the highway: "Academician of the Chersky" dynamic positioning and "fortune" with the anchor.