Energinet: Danish authorities initiate the second public consultation on the environmental impact assessment for Baltic Pipe

Today, 15 February 2019, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Business Authority initiate an eight-week public consultation on the EIA assessment of the facilities Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM must construct on the Danish territory.

Landowners, neighbors, municipalities and other parties interested in the project have now 8 weeks to submit their views and comments to the authorities.

The second public consultation follows last year’s first public consultation during which the authorities received 192 comments. Based on, among other things, the input from citizens and municipalities as well as field studies, the pipeline route has been adjusted in many areas. This is done to take local considerations, such as urban development, nature protection, etc., into account.

– We hope that everyone with comments and remarks regarding the project will participate in the discussions and use the opportunity to submit their views and comments to the authorities. It is in everyone’s interest that all comments, questions and answers are brought forward so that we can establish the gas pipeline in the best possible way and as smoothly as possible, says Søren Juul Larsen, the Chief Project Manager for the Baltic Pipe project.

7 public meetings

As part of the public hearing, Energinet hosts seven public meetings across Denmark and invites everybody affected by the project to participate. At the meeting in Holmegaard, Næstved on Wednesday, 13 March, GAZ-SYSTEM will inform about the gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea and the connection point of the gas pipe on Zealand. Furthermore, GAZ-System will inform about the ESPOO process.

Monday, 4 March: Pulzion, Peter Toftsvej 21, 6000 Kolding
Tuesday, 5 March: Varde Fritidscenter, Lerpøtvej 55, 6800 Varde
Wednesday, 6 March: Arena Næstved, Ved stadion 11, 4700 Næstved (meeting regarding the new compressor station)
Thursday, 7 March: Vilcon Hotel og konferencegaard, Lorupvej 44, 4200 Slagelse
Tuesday, 12 March: Odense Congress center, Ørbækvej 350, 5220 Odense SØ
Wednesday, 13 March: Holmegaard Hallen, Glasværksvej 1, 4684 Holmegaard, Næstved
Thursday, 14 March: Comwell Middelfart, Karensmindevej 3, 5500 Middelfart

Further information:

The environmental assessments (in Danish) issued for consultation can be downloaded from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s and from the Danish Energy Agency.

Read Energinet’s press release (in Danish) on the public hearing here.