Baltic Gas Interconnector
  ­ improving gas supply

 


Baltic Gas Interconnector, a natural gas pipeline connecting the markets in northern Germany, eastern Denmark and southern Sweden.

What is the project?
Installing a new pipeline linking the German natural gas network with the Danish and Swedish networks. The project includes both a sea and land sections. In Germany a compressor station will be required. The installation will be designed to operate at a pressure of approximately 150 bar. Initial capacity will be 3 bcm per year and the ultimate capacity about 10 bcm per year.

Seven companies from three countries are behind Baltic Gas Interconnector. From Denmark: ENERGI E2 and Hovedstadsregionens Naturgas (HNG). From Germany: Verbundsnetz Gas AG (VNG) and from Sweden: Sydkraft AB, Göteborgs Energi, Lunds Energi and Öresundskraft.

What are the objectives?
The purpose of the project is to further connect the existing gas infrastructure systems in southern Scandinavia with the Continental European system. The Baltic Gas Interconnector, BGI, will enable new supply routes for the gas to emerge and increase security of supply. Through a diversified supply the market development will be stimulated. The project should be seen in connection with the liberalisation of the gas market and the open access to pipelines.

What are the main elements?
The natural gas pipeline will include both offshore and onshore sections.
Onshore Germany: Compressor station and connection to the existing gas network from the offshore pipeline in the Rostock area.
Offshore: Approximately 200 km from the Rostock area to the Avedore power plant south of Copenhagen in Denmark and Trelleborg in Sweden.
Onshore Sweden: Approximately 20 km from Trelleborg to existing grid.





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