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Delays to Baltic Pipe's receiving terminal in Western Jutland

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Baltic Pipe's receiving terminal in Nybro near Varde, in Western Jutland, will be delayed. The receiving terminal for gas from the Norwegian gas pipeline Europipe II should have been commissioned on 8 October 2022, but it has now been postponed to 20 October 2022.

The delay is, among other things, due to challenges with the control systems.

"The technical challenges on the complex plant are so challenging that we cannot go into operation in Nybro as planned. We notified the gas market of this today, Friday. We are working hard to solve the problems, and fortunately we have good cooperation with our contractors onsite," says Torben Brabo, Energinet's Director of International Relations.

The delay means that gas from Europipe II cannot flow into Baltic Pipe via Nybro until 20 October 2022. This will not affect the volume of gas to Poland. As planned, Baltic Pipe was commissioned with partial capacity on 1 October 2022, and since then Poland has been supplied with gas through the new gas pipeline.

The volume of gas to Poland will be continuously increased until full commissioning at the end of November. As previously announced, commissioning at full capacity – up to 10 billion m3/yr of gas – can take place before originally planned because the work of laying the last pipelines in the ground in East Jutland and in West Funen has progressed faster than expected. In this case, the work had to be at standstill for a long period of time due to lack of an environmental permit.

The very last weld on the underground gas pipeline section has now been carried out.

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