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Energinet tenders £1.4M Danish GI work

Danish energy business Energinet has started the tender process for two ground investigation project for its Baltic Pipeline scheme.

According to documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the two lots of work could be worth up to DKK12M (£1.4M).

The pipeline is designed to link Denmark and Poland directly with Norway’s gas fields and is a collaboration between Energinet and Polish gas transmission system operator Gaz-System.

According to Energinet, the Danish section of the Baltic pipeline is expected to be formed by a 110km offshore pipeline between Norway’s pipeline Europipe II in the North Sea to a receiving terminal located North of Varde in Denmark and a new 230km pipeline in Denmark between Egtved in Jutland and the south-eastern part of Zealand. Gaz-System is expected to construct a 310km offshore gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea between Denmark and more than 950km of new pipelines on land for the scheme.

The first lot covers a 60km section in Jutland, while the second a 75km section of the route in Funen. The work includes geotechnical boreholes including soil sampling, in-situ tests and laboratory tests, hydrogeological tests and geophysical investigations.

Both projects are expected to be completed within six months and bids must be submitted by 18 February.

The latest tender process follows on from the appointment of Ramboll to undertake the geotechnical and geophysical site investigations on Sjælland for the scheme in October last year.

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