Nord Stream 2 AG has begun an environmental impact assessment in Russia for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project. In the first phase, the company has made relevant project documents, including the terms of reference and the EIA program, publicly accessible for review for 30 days.
Along with the the required documents, the company also published reports prepared by independent environmental consultants offering a comparative environmental assessment of the route options for the Russian section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The reports present the results of the comprehensive analysis of various technical, environmental, social and economic factors.
Based on the evaluation of the route and landfall options, Nord Stream 2 AG recommends the Narva Bay route in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region because to its smaller overall environmental and social impact. The final decision on the Russian landfall will be made by Russian environmental authorities.
The company has also published a transboundary environmental impact assessment report in line with the UN Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context. The document, which has been published in 10 languages, is available to the public in all countries of the Baltic Sea region.