Nord Stream 2 link EUGAL secures construction permit in Brandenburg
Gascade Gastransport GmbH, a gas transport company co-owned by Russia's Gazprom and Germany's BASF/Wintershall, received a permit from the Brandenburg regulator on Friday to build a 272 km section of the EUGAL pipeline, the onshore branch of the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline, on the territory of the federal state.
This is the longest regional section of the 480 km pipeline link from the Baltic coast to the border with the Czech Republic, Gascade said in a press release. The pipeline also runs through Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Saxony.
Now the company plans to begin construction of the two-string pipeline. Preparations are already being made to start construction, which is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks and be completed by the end of 2020.
Gascade's partners on the construction of EUGAL are German gas transport operators Fluxys Deutschland, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services and ONTRAS Gastransport.