Poland has received good news from its Danish partners concerning the stopping of work on the gas pipeline between the Norwegian sector of the North Sea and Poland – it will resume – the Polish climate minister said on Saturday.
MichaÅ Kurtyka said that the Twitter announcement posted on Saturday by Energinet, the operator of the Danish national electricity and natural gas transmission grid, was “good news” as it announced that works on most parts of the Baltic Pipe would resume.
âThe confirmed completion date is October 1, 2022, and maximum capacity will be reached by the end of 2022,â Kurtyka added.
The Baltic Pipe runs along the bottom of the Baltic Sea and is a Polish-Danish strategic gas infrastructure project that will allow gas to be transported from Norway to Danish and Polish markets, and will help Poland to diversify its natural gas supplies.
In June, Denmark withdrew environmental permits for a land section of the pipeline crossing Danish territory.
Denmark’s move was seen as the first major setback in Poland’s plans to become fully independent from Russian gas supplies.