Rodents and bats cease billions of gasoline pipelines from Norway


The pipeline that was supposed to transport Norwegian gas to Denmark and Poland for bats and rodents has stopped. This can delay the project for several months.

This picture comes from work with Baltic Pipes, which will be connected to the Norwegian gas pipeline Europipe II and will transport gas to Denmark and Poland. The project is now on hold for environmental reasons and may be delayed.

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This week activists also entered the construction area of ​​the Baltic Pipe near Odense to demonstrate against the gas pipeline, developer Energinet reported in Message.

Last week I stopped the Environment and Energy Appeal Board, the entire bottom portion of the project that runs from Hostrupt Strand to Faxseed. According to the plan, the entire tube will cost between DKK 12 and 16 billion.

The reason for the closure was a complaint that the construction work could affect hazel rats, birch rats and bats.

me resolution From this dish there is not enough certainty that the areas in which the tube is set up can be preserved as breeding or resting places for birch rats and hazel rats. It is also uncertain how evolution will affect the local bat population.

We are deeply saddened by the decision, says Marianne Kaag, Energinet Vice President and Head of Construction Projects, at Message.

When the company received an environmental permit for Baltic Tube in 2019, it said it would continue to work on a range of measures to ensure good living conditions for hazelnuts, birches and bats.

Since then we have continued to work on a number of measures to protect the animals. But the Appellate Body says all of these procedures needed to be fully explained before the environmental permit could be granted, says Kaag.

Montell: It can take up to 8 months

According to the Energy Industry Journal Montell’s project can take seven to eight months to get a new environmental permit.

Basically, this means that Energinet does not have an environmental permit and therefore cannot work on the project. So this is serious, and it’s a bombshell that hits the case, says office manager Nils Björkboom of the Danish environmental protection agency in Montel.

The bottom part of the Baltic Tube consists of around 210 kilometers of gas pipelines. The Baltic Tube also runs through eight Natura 2000 areas. This is the European Union’s name for nature reserves.

The demonstrators were shackled in chains

This week, activists from Baltic Pipe – No need to go to construction sites and chain themselves to construction machinery. The organization had previously demonstrated against the project.

“In Frogde, where the Baltic Pipe will cross under the Svendborg Line, activists have hung banners on contractors’ machines and attached themselves to them in several places. In the morning the police and emergency services were called and the construction site cleared, ”writes Energinet.

If we have a chance to save the earth from the disastrous path in which it has already devastated many parts of the world, we must take drastic measures to improve the climate and the environment both locally and globally. The spokesman for the working group, Luca Jensen, said in a press release by Danish TV2.

– Baltic Pipes opposes these measures in every possible way. Hence, he said, there is no doubt that the project should be stopped.

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Construction sites closed

The Danish pipeline and gas operator Energinet, together with the Danish authorities, is trying to find out what the decision of the Environment and Energy Appeal Committee for the project, a collaboration with the Polish company Gaz-System, has to say.

Energenet is in the process of completing the construction work until the company receives the necessary permits. Several contractors are working on the project.

Danish farmers also reported the lawsuit against Energinet, which is expanding the gas pipeline. This will route gas from Europipe II through pipelines running through Denmark and to Poland. They want to stop the project or maybe get more compensation, depending on Radio Denmark.

Danish Energy and Polish Gas System Make an investment decision for the 2018 Warsaw project. In addition to several other pipeline projects, Norwegian gas can be transported by pipeline to Denmark, Poland and the Baltic states.

It will be able to deliver gas to Lithuania and the Baltic gas network when the GIPL gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania is completed later this year. Last year it linked Estonia and Finland via the Baltic Sea gas pipeline.