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