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Poland and Denmark give final go-ahead for Baltic gas pipeline

Staff Writer |
Transmission system operators in Poland and Denmark - GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet - made positive investment decisions and agreed to jointly implement the Baltic Pipe project.

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The pipeline will enable the supply of natural gas from Norway, via Denmark, to Poland and other countries in the region, as well as gas supplies from Poland to Denmark and Sweden.

The investment decisions were announced in Warsaw on November 30, 2018.

Making positive investment decisions on both sides means that Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM have pledged to build a gas pipeline with a total length of 900 km on land and on the seabed.

Baltic Pipe will run through the territories of three countries - Denmark, Sweden and Poland - and the gas transmission will start in October 2022.

"The creation of the Baltic Pipe will be beneficial for both consumers in Poland and Denmark, as well as for both countries. The new interconnection system will further strengthen and integrate the natural gas market in Europe.

"In addition, Baltic Pipe can contribute to the achievement of European climate goals - said Thomas Egebo, President of Energinet."

In both countries dialogue with landowners and authorities will be continued, so that the implementation of the Baltic Pipe project will have the least impact on people and the natural environment.

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