Danish authorities have approved the offshore parts of the Baltic Pipe Project
The Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities has issued establishment permits for Baltic Pipe in the North Sea, the Little Belt and the Baltic Sea. This is an important step for Baltic Pipe and it is the final major permit for the project.
On 25 October, the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities granted permits for the offshore parts of Baltic Pipe. The permits allow Baltic Pipe to build the pipelines in the North Sea, the Little Belt (between the Jutland peninsula and the island of Funen in Denmark) and in the Baltic Sea. Baltic Pipe is a gas pipeline connecting the gas systems in Norway, Denmark and Poland.
The project is carried out as collaboration between Energinet and the Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM, which builds the pipeline across the Baltic Sea from Denmark to Poland.
On 12 July 2019, Baltic Pipe was granted an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) permit for construction works on land. At the same time, the National Planning Directive reserving the areas was announced. All major permits for Baltic Pipe in Denmark have now been obtained and the project can continue as planned. Energinet is currently working with the 13 Danish municipalities along the route to obtain the necessary local permits and dispensations.