Timeline of the Baltic Pipe Project

2013-2017
2013-2017
2016
2017
2017-2018
2018
2018-2019
2019
2019
2020-2022
2022

Important infrastructure project in EU

The Baltic Pipe is included in the European Union’s list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI), as the project supports an integrated EU energy market and EU’s objectives of secure, affordable and sustainable energy.

Important infrastructure project in EU

The Baltic Pipe is included in the European Union’s list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI), as the project supports an integrated EU energy market and EU’s objectives of secure, affordable and sustainable energy.

Feasibility study

GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet investigated the feasibility of the Baltic Pipe Project. The study documented socioeconomic benefits for Poland, Denmark and the Central Eastern European region.

Open Season Procedure

The Open Season procedure confirms the market interest in the Baltic Pipe Project. The shippers enter into binding bids committing themselves to 15-year contracts for capacity transmissions from Norway through Denmark to Poland.

Initial public hearings

Transparency and early involvement of the public are essential when shaping the best possible project for environment and society. The public can contribute to scoping of the baseline studies as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure.

Investment decision

Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM make final investment decisions.

Engineering

Basic and detailed engineering related to all technical elements of the project.

EIA report and public hearings

The EIA report based on environmental studies both onshore and offshore is submitted to national authorities. The public consultations take place in the relevant countries along the pipeline.

Procurement

Procurement of long lead items as well as construction contract negotiations for all the construction works.

Construction phase

Construction of all five components of the Baltic Pipe Project commence, paving the way for a more integrated gas infrastructure in the EU.

Operation of the Baltic Pipe Project

Operation of the Baltic Pipe Project establishes a new gas corridor in the Baltic and Central and Eastern Europe ensuring flexible and efficient distribution to regional gas markets.