Posting Date: 16/Dec/2020
The project has been set up in collaboration between the Danish gas and electricity transmission system operator Energinet and the Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM.
The Baltic Pipe Project consists of 5 major components:
Energinet is responsible for the development of the first three components in the Danish territory, and GAZ-SYSTEM is in charge of constructing the offshore pipeline between Denmark and Poland and the expansion of the Polish gas transmission system.
The Baltic Pipe project includes the construction of ca. 900 km of a gas pipeline by 2022. All the building permits for its construction were issued by May 2020. In Poland, the building permit for the offshore part of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline was issued by the Voivode of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship on 22 April 2020. In Denmark, the permit for GAZ-SYSTEM covering two offshore sections (one from the coast to the border with the Swedish maritime zone, and the second from that zone, through Danish waters near Bornholm Island, to the border with the Polish maritime zone) was issued by the Danish Minister of Climate and energy on 25 October 2019. The building permit for the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the Swedish exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea was issued by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden on 7 May 2020.
The project is being developed in collaboration between the Danish gas and electricity transmission system operator Energinet and the Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM.
Both companies are committed to maintaining a high level of security of supply and to supporting the development of a diversified and integrated European energy market. Implementation of the Baltic Pipe Project will significantly contribute to achieving these key objectives of the European Union.