Baltic Pipe


The Baltic Pipe is a strategic infrastructure project, with the goal of creating a new gas supply corridor on the European market. For the first time, it will be possible to transport gas from fields in Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to customers in neighbouring countries. At the same time, the Baltic Pipe project will enable the supply of gas from Poland to the the Danish and Swedish markets.

Diversification of supplies through direct access to deposits of natural gas will significantly improve energy security. The Baltic Pipe project will make a significant contribution to the creation of an internal European energy market. The project is aligned with the objectives of the European Union's energy policy, such as increased competition, integration of gas markets, improved security of supplies and effective implementation of sustainable development guidelines.

The Baltic Pipe project will also further the aims of the North-South Corridor concept and the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP), important priorities for the European Union in the area of energy infrastructure development.

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Project Promotors:



Gas transmission Operator in Poland

 Gas transmission Operator in Denmark 


The main objectives of the Baltic Pipe project:

  • Integration of the Danish-Swedish and Polish gas markets through supply competition and bi-directional trade to ensure increased price convergence.
  • Strengthening the security of supplies in the region by providing access to Norwegian natural gas deposits to Danish-Swedish and Polish markets, as well as other markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Further improvement in the utilization of the existing infrastructure in Denmark to reduce tariffs and benefit users.
  • Increasing competitiveness in regional gas markets and facilitate price convergence, allowing new players to enter the market, and potentially increasing demand for gas in regions covered by the project;
  • Increasing technical reliability of gas supplies to customers by diversifying import routes
  • Linking of Baltic Pipe to the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, potentially giving Scandinavian countries access to the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.


Market research

In 2016, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and the Danish transmission system operator Energinet jointly developed  a feasibility study for a new interconnector between the two national markets through a offshore pipeline and the expansion of national transmission networks. In order to ensure full functionality of the planned connection, both operators analysed also  the tie-in linking the Danish and Norwegian transmission systems, and initiated the cooperation with the Norwegian transmission system operator, Gassco A/S.

The Feasibility Study was prepared by a consortium consisting of Rambøll Danmark A/S and BSiPG GAZOPROJEKT S.A., together with a subcontractor, Ernst & Young, under an agreement signed on March 15, 2016.  The Feasibility Study was co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program.

The Feasibility Study included a detailed technical, financial and socio-economic analysis of the project, also in a regional perspective. In addition, a non-binding market study was conducted as part of the feasibility study, as an initial assessment of market interest in the project, along with an analysis of capacity, needed for a project profitability analysis.

A non-binding market study was conducted as part of the feasibility study, to provide an initial assessment of market interest in the Baltic Pipe project, along with an analysis of capacity, required to carry out a project profitability analysis.  The outcome of the study was positive and led to an assessment of the Baltic Pipe capacity of up to 10 billion m3 per year to Poland and up to 3 billion m3 per year to Denmark and Sweden.


The Baltic Pipe project, defined on the basis of the feasibility study, consists of five key components:

  • A gas pipeline from the Norwegian system in the North Sea to the Danish tie-in
  • Expansion of existing capacity in the Danish land-based transmission system
  • A compressor station in Zealand, Denmark
  • A submarine pipeline from Denmark to Poland, together with the receiving terminal
  • Expansion of the Polish transmission system


The Open Season procedure

In the next stage, GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet will invite market participants to take part in the Open Season procedure, which will enable the submission of bids for capacity of the new pipeline from Norway to Denmark and Poland.

The purpose of the procedure is for the operator to secure binding contracts to reserve capacity in the Baltic Pipe project before making the final investment decision. The Open Season procedure will be carried out in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner, in accordance with current EU regulations.

Two phases of the Procedure

Phase 1 of the Open Season procedure for the Baltic Pipe project, which was completed on 25 July 2017, confirmed the market interest in this project through the declaration of sufficient demand for the transmission of natural gas.

Phase 2
Under Phase 2, the market participants interested in capacity of the planned interconnection should register between 5 September and 3 October 2017 and submit their final bids to both operators by 31 October 2017. Next, following the evaluation of bids received in Phase 2 and allocation of the capacity, each of the operators will run an economic test. Positive results will allow the conclusion of transmission contracts with the market participants.

Detailed information and documents related to the binding Open Season Procedure are available from 6 June 2017 on the following websites:
• Energinet:


Project of Common Interest (PCI)
The Baltic Pipe project was included in the first list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI), drawn up by the European Commission in 2013, and in the subsequent list adopted by the European Commission on 18 November 2015, underlining its regional importance.
More information on the PCI Projects.


Financial support from the EU

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) instrument
In 2015, the Baltic Pipe project received a subsidy of €0.4 million for initial work. These funds were used by GAZ-SYSTEM and to prepare the required documentation, namely, the feasibility study.
Trans-European Networks for Energy Program (TEN-E)
Previously, pursuant to a decision of the European Commission, funding was approved for preparatory work (pre-investment) on the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline under the Trans-European Networks for Energy Program (TEN-E).

The first grant for this project, awarded to GAZ-SYSTEM in June 2009 and funded under the TEN-E 2008 program, was used to carry out pre-investment studies and to complete administrative procedures. The grant amounted to €3.19 million, with a maximum share in total funding of 50%.

In May 2010, the European Commission granted GAZ-SYSTEM additional funding under the TEN-E Program, following a request submitted in 2009. The scope of the grant included a geotechnical seabed survey, an environmental monitoring program, preparatory work for a gas quality survey and functional analysis of the gas terminal in Poland.

The total value of financial assistance received by GAZ-SYSTEM in the area of trans-European transport and energy networks for the Baltic Pipe project amounts to €4.31 million.
Read more about the co-financing from the Trans-European Networks-Energy (TEN-E).

The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

Press Releases 

04.05.2020 GAZ-SYSTEM selected pipelay contractor for Baltic Pipe offshore

24.04.2020 GAZ-SYSTEM has finally obtained all necessary building permits for the Baltic Pipe project in Poland

01.04.2020 GAZ-SYSTEM will soon have complete set of permits for the Polish section of the Baltic Pipe offshore pipeline

27.03.2020 Baltic Pipe: 83 km of gas pipeline ready for construction

25.03.2020 GAZ-SYSTEM preparing land for the Baltic Pipe in Denmark and Poland

12.03.2020 Baltic Pipe: Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline obtained all building permit decisions

07.02.2020 Extension Permission Granted for the Baltic Pipe’s First Gas Compressor Station

29.01.2020 Baltic Pipe with another permit for the onshore part

15.01.2020 Baltic Pipe Offshore Gas Pipeline Has Obtained Location Decision

09.01.2020 Forthcoming Construction of Baltic Pipe

17.12.2019 GAZ- SYSTEM selected pipe supplier for Baltic Pipe offshore

11.12.2019 Yet another step towards implementation of the Baltic Pipe Project

20.11.2019 GAZ-SYSTEM: Baltic Pipe offshore gas pipeline obtains next environmental decision

25.10.2019 GAZ-SYSTEM launches tender proceedings for extension of Goleniów and Odolanów gas compressor stations and construction of a new gas compressor station in Gustorzyn

25.10.2019 GAZ-SYSTEM gets construction permit for Baltic Pipe in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea

04.10.2019 GAZ-SYSTEM Is Commissioning First Gas Pipeline to Distribute Gas from Baltic Pipe

14.08.2019 GAZ-SYSTEM signs the first contract for investor deliveries under the Baltic Pipe Program

31.07.2019 Location decisions issued for all the Baltic Pipe compressor stations

26.07.2019 Gustorzyn Gas Compressor Station with location decision

23.07.2019 The environmental decision regarding the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline landfall in Denmark has been issued

03.07.2019 The first compressor station in the Baltic Pipe with a location decision

25.06.2019 Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline received a complete set of location decisions

17.05.2019 Subsequent environmental decision for the project under the Baltic Pipe Program

17.05.2019 Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline – a location decision has been issued

15.04.2019 The agreement regarding EU support for the Baltic Pipe signed

08.04.2019 Baltic Pipe: Environmental Impact Assessment reports filed

22.02.2019 Baltic Pipe - next stage of public consultation in Pomerania

11.02.2019 First environmental decision for an investment within the Baltic Pipe project

25.01.2019 Nearly € 215 mln of the European Union financial assistance for the Baltic Pipe construction works

19.12.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM will be the gas transmission system operator for the part of the Baltic Pipe infrastructure located in Denmark

30.11.2018 Final investment decisions for the baltic pipe project are made

10.10.2018 High interest in the implementation of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline among potential contractors of works

01.10.2018 Baltic Pipe project discussed in Washington

11.09.2018 President Tomasz Stępień: The Baltic Pipe is an investment project of key importance for the energy security of Europe

17.07.2018 EU grants another subsidy to Baltic Pipe under the CEF 2018

20.06.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM accepted the recommended route variant of the Baltic Pipe pipeline

11.06.2018 The Baltic Pipe project – we are starting public consultations for the Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline

25.05.2018 Co-financing agreement for Baltic Pipe engineering works officially signed

18.04.2018 President Tomasz Stępień: The Baltic Pipe is a pillar for the development of a competitive gas market in Poland

23.03.2018 The cost allocation between Poland and Denmark approved by national regulators

09.03.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM: Baltic Pipe is an investment project increasing Poland’s energy security

09.03.2018 Public hearing concerning the Baltic Pipe project

30.01.2018 Baltic Pipe: Signing of Capacity Agreements completes the 2017 Open Season procedure for the Baltic Pipe project

30.01.2018 Baltic Pipe gas pipeline location procedures have commenced

29.01.2018 EU financial support for the Baltic Pipe project under the CEF Energy 2017

02.01.2018 Environmental procedures for the Baltic Pipe project have been launched

19.12.2017  Baltic Pipe: agreements with contractors for the design of Polish gas compressor stations have been signed

30.11.2017  BALTIC PIPE: positive result of Economic Tests carried out by GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet

28.11.2017  Baltic Pipe: Bid for Design Documentation Development for Polish Gas Compressor Stations Selected by GAZ-SYSTEM

24.11.2017  GAZ-SYSTEM investments recognised as the priority projects in the European Union

31.10.2017  Baltic Pipe: the final phase of the Open Season 2017 ends up with a positive result

5.09.2017 Baltic Pipe: Launch of Phase 2 of the Open Season Procedure

3.08.2017 Baltic Pipe - Ramboll will design off shore gas pipeline from Denmark to Poland

25.07.2017 A Positive result of Open Season 2017 Phase 1

6.06.2017 Baltic Pipe: Launching of the binding Open Season Procedure
2.06.2017 - The Binding Open Season Procedure for the Baltic Pipe Project shall be launched early next week

7.12.2016 - Market consultation of the Open Season 2017 rules for the Baltic Pipe project

15.03.2016 - GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and are investigating a possible connection between the two transmission systems

16.07.2015 - EU financial support for the integration of Polish transmission system with the Czech Republic and Denmark

27.01.2015 - Consultations regarding the list of Projects of Common Interest

21.02.2014 - Projects of Common Interest (PCI) conducted by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.: publication of an information brochure

15.10.2014 - Selected infrastructure projects of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. were awarded the status of Projects of Common Interest (PCI)





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