Wintershall is ready to Finance the construction of the «Nord stream — 2» alternate route

© Photo : Nord Stream 2 / Axel SchmidtТрубы for the construction of the pipeline Nord stream — 2 in the Finnish city of Kotka. Archive photoWintershall is ready to Finance the construction of the «Nord stream — 2» alternate route© Photo : Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt

The German company Wintershall is ready to participate in financing the construction of «Nord stream — 2» alternate route if Denmark will not give permission for the construction, told RIA Novosti member of the management Board Thilo Wieland.

«As financial investors, we support the project, we support both alternatives of construction,» he said.

The project «Northern stream — 2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is being built next to the existing «Northern stream». It will pass through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of the countries located along the shores of the Baltic sea — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Of these States left to get the building permit soon from Denmark.

The company-operator Nord Stream AG 2 in August filed an application for alternative route construction of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2», parallel waiting for permission of the Danish authorities on the construction of the main route.

Now built about 50 kilometers of the offshore section of the pipe in Finland and Germany, told reporters the head of another shareholder of the operator company — Austrian OMV Rainer Seele.

According to him, Denmark may give permission to next year.

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