On 1 October 2013, a new 94 km gas pipeline in southern Jutland and a new compressor station in Egtved must be ready to transmit natural gas to the Danish and Swedish consumers.
Together with the compressor station in Egtved, the pipeline, which will run from Ellund near the border to Germany and the town of Egtved, will increase the capacity of the gas transmission network, allowing Denmark to import natural gas when gas production in the Danish part of the North Sea starts to decline.
As the expansion of the gas transmission network will increase the number of suppliers and sources supplying gas to Denmark, the expansion will also improve security of supply and increase competition in the gas market to the benefit of the consumers.
Construction of a new compressor station in Egtved
The coming compressor station on Energinet.dk’s site at Egtved will make it possible to increase the pressure in the gas system. This provides the flexibility necessary to ensure security of supply when gas production in the Danish part of the North Sea starts to decline.
Construction of a new gas pipeline
There is already a gas transmission pipeline on the section today, and Energinet.dk will as far as possible construct the new gas pipeline in parallel to the existing one.
The existing gas pipeline has a diameter of 61 cm while the new pipeline will have a diameter of 76 cm.
The new gas pipeline will primarily run through farmland, and in most places it will be located about 10 m from the existing pipeline.
Connections to the existing pipeline will be established at several places along the route at the existing line valve stations.
How large will the capacity be?
After the expansion, 700,000 m3 of natural gas can be imported per hour from Germany.