The Baltic Pipe project, which targets to send Norwegian gas to Denmark and Poland, has won support to pass through Danish territorial waters while Copenhagen continues to rebuke Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“The Danish Energy Agency decides that the maritime pipeline design can be constructed and operated without an unacceptable effect on the atmosphere and safety,” the pipeline consortium Stated.
The scheme, part of the European Union’s Connecting Europe policy, is being established in association with the Danish gasoline and electricity transmission system operator Energinet and the Polish gas transmission system operator Gaz-System.
The Danish energy agency, Energistyrelsen, has accepted the link.
“Baltic Pipe is expected to fund to a Polish transition from coal to natural gas, and thus lessen greenhouse emissions,” Energistyrelsen Stated.
“Furthermore, it is supposed that the Baltic Pipe will upsurge supply assurance for normal gas in Denmark, as the Danish gas usage will have primary admission to the Norwegian Europipe II link.”
The pipeline is planned to land in Denmark in west Jutland and pass between Funen and Faxe in Zealand before heading to Poland below the Baltic Sea.
Construction is expected to begin next year. Energinet and Gaz-System estimate the price at relevant to €2.1 billion. Denmark is yet the only nation still to confirm consent for the argumentative Nord Stream 2 pipeline to pass through its terrain, despite increased pressure from Russia.
A longer route avoiding Danish waters would total “hundreds of millions of dollars” and require a fresh set of consents, Stated Viktor Zubkov, the director of Gazprom. Nord Stream 2 was planned to be achieved by the end of 2019, but the Danish denial means it faces a considerable delay.