Infrastructure projects in marine areas
LandPro provides expert services for infrastructure projects in marine areas, such as the implementation of gas pipelines and telecommunication cables in territorial and international waters. We have participated in several significant domestic and international projects and have been responsible for successful permit procedures and necessary cooperation with the authorities.
The experts in LandPro contribute to smooth project operations in different phases of a construction project including permit procedures and cooperation with relevant organizations. Permit procedures include an environmental impact assessment (EIA), preparation of permit applications for survey activities as well as for water resource management projects in territorial waters (water permit) and in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ permit), communication with the authorities and authority notification procedures during the project.
Natural gas pipeline: Nord Stream 2
Nord Stream 2 is natural gas pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea. The length of the pipeline corridor is 1 230 km. Nord Stream 2 AG is constructing a new offshore natural gas twin-pipeline system. Parallel pipelines pass through the territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The length of the pipeline route is about 374 km in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone and it follows the existing Nord Stream pipeline route, which was completed in 2012.
LandPro has been involved in the project organization since 2015 and has been responsible for the EIA-procedure and permit procedures in the project area in Finland. The environmental impact assessment required by the project was performed during the years 2015–2017. This was followed by permit procedures including the water permit and the EEZ permit. The required permits in Finland were granted in 2018 and thereafter construction works could be started.
Data Cable Project: Baltika
Baltika –project includes the construction of more than a 1 000 km long Data Cable through the Baltic Sea between the Leningrad and Kaliningrad regions of Russia. The Data Cable will pass through the territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Russian Federation as well as through the Exclusive Economic Zones of Finland and Sweden. The length of the Data Cable is about 377 km in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone and about 395 km in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone.
LandPro has been involved in the project since 2019 and has been responsible for the preparation of permit applications and environmental studies in Finland and Sweden. The project started with the preparation of survey permit applications in Finland and Sweden in early 2019. The EEZ permit application in Sweden was submitted in summer 2019 and the water permit and EEZ permit applications in Finland were submitted in late 2019. The water permit decision was made in May 2020 and the EEZ permit decisions are expected during the summer 2020.