Germany considered the possible rejection of the Nord Stream-2 project as “suicide”.
According to him, Nord Stream-2 is a very necessary project for Germany due to gradual closure of the nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country and huge lack of energy. He said that even after the implementation of the project the energy needs of Germany will not be fully satisfied, and the situation will be even worse, if the project is rejected. He also called the idea of refusal from the pipeline “complete nonsense”.
Earlier one of the key players left the Nord Stream-2 project. The Norwegian company DNV GL refused to certify the pipeline because of the threat of U.S. sanctions. The company said it would stop all activities to inspect the Nord Stream-2 pipeline system as long as the sanctions remain in place.
Initially, Nord Stream-2 was planned to be completed and put into operation at the end of 2019. However, construction stalled last December after the U.S. threatened sanctions against the owners of the pipelines.