Nord Stream 2 – pipeline B can be put into operation

4. October 2021
Photo: Nord Stream 2 AG

Nord Stream 2 AG has now fulfilled all conditions in order to put pipeline B into operation

On 4 October, the Danish Energy Agency has accepted that pipeline B can be put into operation, because Nord Stream 2 AG has fulfilled relevant conditions including conditions concerning certification.


The pipeline project on the Danish continental shelf is part of a larger pipeline project, consisting of two parallel pipelines of 1230 km for the transport of gas from Russia to Germany, cf. figure 2. The natural gas pipelines starts in Russia and passes through Finnish, Swedish, Danish and German marine areas and goes ashore at the German coast. The pipelines can transport 55 billion m3of natural gas per year.

The Danish Energy Agency granted a construction permit for Nord Stream 2 on 30 October 2019  and an operations permit on 1 October 2020. The permits have been granted on a number of conditions, some of which must be met before construction and some before the pipeline (s) can be put into operation. Nord Stream 2 AG has fulfilled all conditions relevant for the construction phase and now all relevant conditions for the operation of one pipeline, pipeline B. It remains some conditions before pipeline A can be put into operation.


Katja Scharmann, Danish Energy Agency, tel. +45 33 92 66 72, e-mail:, or

Head of Media Relations Ture Falbe-Hansen, Cell +45 2513 7846, e-mail:


Ture Falbe-Hansen
Head of Press (+45) 2513 7846

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