¬†Switzerland-based Allseas — which has been integral to laying the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany — has started laying the Danish section of the link using its Pioneering Spirit vessel, a company spokesman said Wednesday. The timeline for work to lay the section of pipeline in Danish waters will be key to when Nord Stream 2 is able to begin flowing gas, with wider implications for the European gas market — including whether Russia’s Gazprom agrees a new transit deal with Ukraine’s Naftogaz post-2019. “I can confirm the Pioneering Spirit is currently installing the pipeline in Danish waters,” the Allseas spokesman said. The Danish Energy Agency on October 30 granted a permit to the Nord Stream 2 operator to build the section of the pipeline in Danish waters southeast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. It was followed by a four-week period […]