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Published on 31 January 2012 10.53
Contract for gas pipeline signed
The Dutch company Visser & Smit Hanab to build the new gas pipeline between Ellund and Egtved.

On Wednesday, 21 December 2011, Energinet.dk signed a contract with the Dutch company Visser & Smit Hanab for the construction of the new gas pipeline between Ellund south of the Danish-German border and the town of Egtved.

The preliminary activities (planning and approval of procedures etc.) will start in early January 2012, and Visser & Smit Hanab expects to start actual field work in the beginning of March 2012.

Visser & Smit Hanab has chosen M.J. Eriksson as subcontractor.

Construction work
The work involves the construction of an approx. 94 km steel pipeline. The pipeline will be built up of 17 m long steel pipes with a diameter of 76 cm. The pipes will be welded together on site and placed in a trench dug into the ground.

The pipeline is bored into the ground when crossing railroad tracks and major roads and waterways.

Background
Natural gas production in the Danish part of the North Sea is declining, and Denmark will no longer be self-sufficient in natural gas in a few years' time. Therefore, Energinet.dk is expanding the gas transmission network in Southern Jutland to facilitate the import of natural gas from Germany.

The expansion of the natural gas network will also increase security of supply as the number of sources and gas suppliers capable of delivering natural gas to Denmark will rise. Also, competition in the gas market will be intensified to the benefit of the consumers.

After the expansion has been completed and the North-German grid have been similarly reinforced, capacity will be 700,000 m3 of natural gas per hour.

Read more about the project

Additional information
Nina Frøkjær Vendelboe, Head Project Manager, Energinet.dk, niv@energinet.dk, mobile: +45 2333 8994

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Nina Frøkjær Vendelboe

Contact

Nina Frøkjær Vendelboe+4523338994Send mail
Nina Frøkjær Vendelboe