Permitting process requirements in Denmark

Before Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM start the construction of the technical installations on the Danish onshore and offshore territory, a number of administrative permits should be obtained.

Furthermore, the affected municipalities must plan for the installations and Energinet should obtain rights to place installations on the private property.

Environmental Impact Assessment

In Denmark, environmental permits are issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Energy Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency is a competent authority for permits for onshore installations, while the Danish Energy Agency is authorised to issue permits for offshore installations.

The permits are issued based on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted by the parties of the Baltic Pipe Project.

Public hearing

As part of the EIA process, two public hearings are conducted, where any individuals with interest in the project can contribute suggestions and comments to the scope of the EIA surveys and the final EIA report.

The first public hearing took place from December 2017 to January 2018.

Once the authorities have reviewed the EIA report, the second public hearing will be conducted. This is expected to take place at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.

Installations on private property

The Expropriation Commission conducts expropriations on private property along the route of onshore installations.