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Baltic Pipe is a gas pipeline that will provide Denmark and Poland with a direct access to Norway’s gas fields.
Project of Common Interest

The Baltic Pipe project has been included on EU’s list of important infrastructure projects – also known as Projects of Common Interest (PCI) – which are deemed essential to the integration of the European energy networks. As a result, the project has been granted EU funds to perform a feasibility study. Find an abstract of the feasibility study here.

 

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Contact

Would you like to contact Energinet about the Baltic Pipe project?

MEDIA
Jesper Nørskov Rasmussen
JNR@energinet.dk, +45 23 33 85 75

Sune Juul-Sørensen
son@energinet.dk, +45 22 61 64 70

SUPPLIERS
Martin Herskind Grotrian
mgr@energinet.dk, + 45 25 19 45 72

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Søren Juul Larsen
sjl@energinet.dk, +45 23 33 87 25

Current status of the project

Construction of the pipeline is currently being conducted several places in Denmark. We are burying the pipeline on Zealand and in the Little Belt. According to plan, these parts of the project will be finished in 2020. Preparations are also made on the West coast where the pipeline will come ashore from the North Sea. In Everdrup, Zealand, construction of the compressor station will take place from summer 2020. Our Polish partner GAZ-SYSTEM is working on the Eastern coast of Zealand where the pipeline will come ashore from the Baltic Sea.

Due to Covid-19, work on the construction project is carried out with several actions, aimed at reducing the risk of spreading the virus. 

Important milestones

This is an overview of the most important milestones for the Baltic Pipe project in Denmark

Public hearings

2018 - 2019

Public hearings and information meetings for citizens affected by construction work. 

Final investment decicion

30 November, 2018

Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM make the final investment decisions for the Baltic Pipe project. 

Environmental approval

12 July, 2019

Danish Environmental Protection Agency issues the environmental approval for construction work on land.

Geotechnical studies

2019

Geotechnical studies are carried out to get an overview of soil conditions along the planned routing of the pipeline. More than 500 geotechnical drillings are made across Jutland, Funen and Zealand. 

Archaeological studies

Summer 2019 - fall 2020

Local museums make archaelogical studies before the actual construction work begins. If they find interesting, prehistoric objects, archaeologists will have the opportunity of undertaking actual excavations.

Offshore environmental approval

25 October, 2019

The Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities grants permits to the offshore parts of the gas pipeline. Energinet is responsible for the pipeline on the maritime and continental shelf in the North Sea and the Little Belt and GAZ-SYSTEM for the maritime and continental shelf in the Baltic Sea. 

Construction work

December 2019 - 2022

Construction work takes place across Denmark, expected to last approximately two and a half years.

Project completion

2022

Following tests of pipeline and compressor station, Baltic Pipe will begin the transmission of gas by the end of 2022.