“Izvestia”: Finland expects the application for the construction of “Nord stream – 2” in September

MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. The Finnish authorities expect to receive a request from the project company Nord Stream AG 2 for the laying of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” in September, 2017, not later than six months prior to the start of construction. About it the newspaper “Izvestia” reported Advisor to the Minister of economy and labour of Finland, Kari mäkinen.

“We are informed and ready to bid in September,” he told the publication. Thus, Finland expects to start construction in March 2018.

The Ministry of economy and labour, the newspaper said that “Nord stream – 2” will not affect the gas market of the country.

“The planned construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”, as well as “Northern stream” will pass through Finland and the Baltic countries. It won’t affect the gas market in Finland, accordingly, our position on this issue is neutral,” said in interview “news” the Director of the energy Department of the Ministry of Liisa Hancinema.

The representative of the Russian Ministry of energy in conversation with the publication noted that the consent of Finland means that the construction is implemented in a planned manner. It specified that an application for the construction of a gas pipeline have to do the Finnish authorities in August 2017.

The construction of the pipeline should begin in 2018 and be completed in late 2019. The pipeline is 1220 km will run under the Baltic sea from the Russian coast to Germany, the capacity of each of two strings is 27.5 billion cubic meters a year. The new pipeline will double the power of the first Nord stream route which in the ground and repeat. The total cost of the project with the involvement of project financing – €9.9 billion.

The press service of Nord Stream AG, 2 the newspaper said that the project passes the coordination in the Ministry of ecology of Finland, which will be completed in August. Also permission for the construction and operation of the pipeline will give Germany, Sweden and Denmark, through which passes the route of the pipe.