Nord Stream 2 announced today that, “more than two years after submitting its first application for a route through Danish waters, Nord Stream 2 AG has submitted a third application.
The third application, together with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), covers a route in the Danish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the waters south of Bornholm. This application and the EIA has been submitted in accordance with the decision made by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) on March 26, 2019. The EEZ border between Poland and Denmark was previously disputed and therefore the area was not available for any project developer. An agreement has been reached between the two countries, which, however, has not yet been ratified by Poland.”
Nord Stream 2 already has two pending applications with the DEA, in Apr 2017 and Aug 2018.
In January 2018, Danish Continental Shelf Act (amended) entered into force with retroactive effect only for the Nord Stream 2 project. The law gives the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs the right to veto. Such a judgement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has now been pending for 16 months, operator said.