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Environmental decision issued for Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

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On 12 July 2019, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Danish EPA) issued two environmental decisions related to the location of the onshore part of the Baltic Pipe in Denmark – one for GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and the other one for the Danish gas and energy transmission system operator – Energinet.

The decision for GAZ-SYSTEM covers the construction of a connection between the submarine gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea and the gas transmission network under the responsibility of Energinet. The permit also covers the construction of a microtunnel to the shoreline where the pipeline will be installed. The use of micro-tunneling technology will reduce the environmental impact and the pipeline will not disturb the Danish beach and cliff.

“The process of obtaining permits is proceeding according to the assumed schedule. Another milestone is behind us. The next important stage is to obtain a building permit” said Tomasz Stepien, the President of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The Danish EPA consent was necessary for the operators, GAZ-SYSTEM and, to start the construction of the gas pipeline. Before the environmental decision was issued, the project assumptions were consulted with the Danish public during the second phase of public consultations.

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