Ministry of Natural Resources will continue ecomonitoring Nord Stream

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Finland prepared and submitted a summary report on environmental monitoring of the offshore section of the Russian section of the gas pipeline "Nord Stream" for 2010-2012 and intends to continue to monitor the state of the environment during operation of the pipeline, the ministry said.

Report on Thursday was handed over to the Ambassador of Finland in Russia Hannah Himanenu. The text of the report is published on the Ministry of Natural Resources website.

"The construction of the pipeline, not only did not cause damage to the environment, but also allowed us to expand the amount of information on the Baltic Sea, to make them available to the public and professionals. Monitoring will continue at the stage of the pipeline," — are reported words of the director of the International Cooperation Ministry of Natural Resources Nuritdinov Inamova. He noted that such large-scale collaborative studies of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland were held for the first time. "The results of the monitoring showed that the expectations of the skeptics were not justified" — said Inamov transmission report.

Finnish side expressed satisfaction with the results of joint work, stressed its importance, the high level of professionalism and transparency. "It was a kind of pioneer experience and is extremely successful. All work is carried out within the requirements of the Espoo Convention and the Finnish-Russian memorandum" — are words in the message Hyman.

The paper summarizes the data on the concentration of the majority of physical and chemical parameters. Noted that the sanitary-bacteriological indicators of sea water for the period does not exceed the established limits, the transfer of water from areas vzmuchennyh pipeline in Finnish waters is not fixed.

Rare and protected species are not affected by the influence of the avifauna pipeline. Just a summer research in 2012 along the pipeline into account 5453 individuals of 26 species of birds hydrophilic. 1730 also found nests and broods of 17 species of hydrophilic birds, of which 13 are listed in the Red Book.

Pipeline "Nord Stream" (Nord Stream) — a gas pipeline directly linking Russia and Germany. The target markets for the supply of "Nord Stream" are Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Denmark and other countries. The gas pipeline is made up of two lines of 1.224 thousand kilometers long with a capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year each. Two gas pipeline pass through the Baltic Sea from the Bay of Port near the city of Vyborg (Leningrad region, Russia) to the German coast near Greifswald.

The majority shareholder is JSC "Gazprom", which holds a 51% stake in the project. German leading energy companies Wintershall Holding GmbH and E.ON Ruhrgas AG each own 15.5%. Dutch infrastructure company NV Nederlandse Gasunie and the leading French energy company GDF SUEZ owns 9%.

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