The pipeline Baltic Pipe aims to reduce the energy dependence of Warsaw from Russian gas.The Danish Ministry of climate and energy on Friday, October 25, approved the construction of the offshore section of the pipeline, Baltic Pipe, in which natural gas plan to supply from Norway to Poland. This is stated in the statement on the website of the project.
One of the resolutions touched on the operator of the Polish gas transmission system GAZ-SYSTEM S. A. responsible for the construction of two sections of pipeline from the coast near the Danish village of Fax to the territorial waters of Sweden and from Swedish waters, past the Danish island of Bornholm, to the coastal regions of Poland. As expected, the length of each section will be about 133 km.
The second solution applies to the Danish national operator on gas transportation and electricity Energinet. He is responsible for two other stations, one in the North sea and the second Small Belt Strait between the island Funen and the Jutland Peninsula. The length of the first 105 miles, the second – four kilometers.
Construction works in the framework of the project Baltic Pipe is scheduled for Dec. As expected, Energinet then will start to build a compressor station on the South Danish island of Zealand. GAZ-SYSTEM S. A. will begin site preparation in the area of the Fax in the middle of next year.
In April of this year it became known that the European Commission will allocate an additional nearly 215 million euros of funding for the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline.
It is planned that Baltic Pipe will allow 2022 to deliver gas from the North sea to Poland and subsequently to the Baltic States. In addition, the pipeline will transport gas from Poland (including those in this country liquefied natural gas, LNG) in Denmark and Sweden, added to the European Commission. Previously Brussels has already allocated funds for economic and technical evaluation of the project.
In 2018 the natural gas from Russia amounted to almost 67% of the gas imported to Poland’s state oil and gas company PGNiG. Baltic Pipe – the part of the strategy of Warsaw to reduce its dependence on Russian gas.