Co-financing agreement for Baltic Pipe engineering works officially signed

GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet signed a tripartite co-financing agreement with the EU Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) for Baltic Pipe engineering works under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The signing ceremony took place on 24 May 2018, during the “Energy Infrastructure Forum” in Copenhagen.

The signing of the co-financing contract implements the EU Member States’ decision of 25 January 2018 on awarding financial assistance to the Baltic Pipe project under the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The financial support was granted in the 2017 CEF Energy competitive call to the project titled “Preparatory works for the Baltic Pipe Project up to obtainment of all necessary permission(s) in Poland and in Denmark” implemented by Polish and Danish Transmission System Operators – GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet.

The signing ceremony of the co-financing agreement was attended by:

  • Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure;
  • Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy, Government Plenipotentiary for the COP24 Presidency;
  • Kristoffer Böttzauw, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark;
  • Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission;
  • Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG Energy, European Commission;
  • Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director of Internal Energy Market in DG Energy, European Commission;
  • Tomasz Stępień, CEO, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A;
  • Torben Brabo, Senior Vice President, Energinet;
  • Dirk Beckers, Director of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).