Pipes used for Baltic Pipe
Two concept studies to facilitate the future continuation of the Baltic Pipe, the project that aims at creating a new supply corridor for the European gas market, are being undertaken by Ramboll.
After finalising a feasibility study at the end of last year (and the EPII terminal feasibility study in February 2017), Ramboll is to continue as the technical advisor for the Baltic Pipe project by carrying out two concept studies: one for the EPII gas receiving terminal at Nybro and one for the subsea pipeline connecting the Danish and Polish transmission systems in the Baltic Sea.
The concept study for the new EPII gas receiving terminal at Nybro is part of a tie-in to the Norwegian transmission system. It examines results from the feasibility study performed in the beginning of 2017, further defines details of the EPII gas receiving terminal at Nybro and prepares necessary documentation to obtain a firm project schedule, cost estimate and basis for the upcoming detailed engineering phase.
The offshore concept study – which concerns the planned subsea pipeline from Denmark to Poland in the Baltic Sea - will examine aspects such as pipeline route selection, quantitative risk assessment and mechanical design, crossing identification and agreements and preparation of survey specifications.
The Baltic Pipe is recognised as one of EU’s projects of common interest (PCI) and aims to further strengthen the European internal energy market.
“Establishing the viability of the project is a significant step towards a common goal of providing affordable, secure and sustainable reliable energy among the citizens of the Nordic and Central Eastern European community,” said Sofie Leweson, Project Manager, Energinet.
The Baltic Pipe Project also aims to to further strengthen supply diversification, market integration, price convergence and security of supply in primarily Poland and Denmark and secondarily in Sweden, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Baltic region. It is expected that by 2022, up to 10 billion cubic metres of gas per year is expected to flow from the Norwegian gas system through Denmark, Poland and on to Eastern Europe.