The East Baltic States of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are, apart from Cyprus and Malta, the only four EU member states which remain isolated from the present integrated EU gas market and transmission system.
The EU is facing huge challenges in the coming years when it comes to energy supply and transmission. Demand for energy transmission is affected by changes in energy markets such as increased market competition, security of supply and increased demand for renewable energy in line with increasing focus on climate change and the 20/20 in 2020 policy. For this purpose Ramboll's Studies & Planning department prepared a report on the subject of natural gas, legislation and monitoring.
CESI and Ramboll teamed up to determine the best options for electrical and gas interconnections in connection with the creation of a single energy market for 20 Arab countries by 2030.
Ramboll Oil & Gas' Studies & Planning department was selected by the European Commission to review the European gas storage market and provide guidance in the input for the Second Strategic Energy Review and the work of the Gas Coordination Group.
Ramboll is engaged in several liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. For instance, we investigate the possibilities of setting up LNG import facilities in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.
To help achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement, key infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of EU countries are identified biannually as Projects of Common Interest (PCI). Ramboll has recently partnered with Ecorys to complete a project for the European Commission, focused on further developing a methodology and application template for PCI selection, evaluating the social cost of CO2 emissions and selecting PCI candidates.
Ramboll Oil & Gas became part of a comprehensive international project to replace oil, the main source of energy in Yemen, with natural gas.
Statoil awarded Ramboll a feasibility study for their Johan Sverdrup field development project with the purpose of developing feasible concepts for minimum-facility platforms.
Port of Tallinn Ltd (AS Tallinna Sadam), the port authority in Estonia, is considering the possibility of placing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) receiving terminal at a location in either Muuga Harbour or Paldiski South Harbour. The purpose of the LNG terminal is to receive liquefied natural gas from ships, store the liquid in storage tanks, vaporise the LNG, and then deliver the natural gas into a high pressure distribution pipeline or to a local major gas consumer.
Since the Danish gas market was fully liberalised in 2004, Danish consumers have been free to choose between suppliers. One of the companies that has stepped up to ensure a fair and flexible market is Energinet.dk, which, among other activities, oversees the volume balance in Danish gas storages.
Ramboll oil and gas experts studied the possible effects on the environment and existing structures as a result of introducing artificial islands to be used as the centre for future drilling and oil production in the Upper Zakum oil field off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The natural gas pipeline project in the Baltic Sea - the so-called Balticconnector - is now being realised. Ramboll carried out feasibility studies for this large-scale EU funded project and has been appointed technical project management consultant and engineering consultant for the project. The Balticconnector is a 100-150km offshore pipeline linking the gas networks of Finland and Estonia.
Ramboll was awarded a feasibility study in joint venture with Gazoprojekt, and Ernst & Young as sub-consultants, to provide socioeconomic, financial and technical foundation for the prospective Baltic Pipe implementation.
The Hejre field development project in the north-western part of the Danish sector of the North Sea will be one of the largest Danish investments in offshore oil and gas production for many years to come. Ramboll has been involved in the project for a number of years.
In the summer of 2014 a joint venture between Ramboll Oil & Gas and Semco Maritime were rewarded an EPC contract for the provision of onshore and offshore services to Hess Denmark’s platforms in the Danish North Sea.