Underwater pipeline that will end gas isolation of two Danish islands gets approval

The Danish Energy Agency has given its permission for a natural gas pipeline that will connect two islands with the rest of the Danish gas network to be put into operation.

Danish network owners Energinet and Evida want to establish an approximately 115-kilometer-long gas pipeline from Everdrup on Zealand to Nakskov on Lolland with the aim of connecting Lolland and Falster to the Zealand gas network.

The Danish Energy Agency on July 3 issued permits to the companies to put the Lolland-Falster pipeline into operation on Danish maritime territory in Storstrømmen and Guldborg Sund.

Energinet is in charge of commissioning and operating the gas pipeline on Danish lake territory in Storstrømmen and Evida for commissioning and operation of the pipeline on Danish lake territory in Guldborg Sund.

Source: Danish Energy Agency

The Lolland-Falster pipeline, part of a larger gas pipeline project between Everdrup on Zealand and Nakskov on Lolland, runs as an underwater pipeline at the water crossings Storstrømmen and Guldborg Sund.

The whole pipeline can transport up to 290 million m3 of natural gas per year. Commissioning is planned for August 30.