Ramboll assisted Energinet.dk in carrying out environmental investigations and an environmental impact assessment (EIA) in relation to the expansion of the capacity of the gas transmission system between Ellund and Egtved in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark.
The project is an important part of the overall strategy to ensure future supply of gas in Denmark. By establishing a new gas pipeline it was made possible to import gas from Germany.
The gas pipeline is approximately 94 kilometres long and runs through 6 municipalities in the southern part of Jutland, which made it necessary to carry out mapping of planning issues, environment and nature prior to the completion of the EIA.
In order to obtain the necessary permits for the construction of a new natural gas pipeline, an EIA process was carried out with the elaboration of an EIA report and a municipal plan addendum. Ramboll carried out all preliminary investigations, assisted during adjustment of the project, and elaborated environmental assessments.
In addition, the project involved a compressor station, 4 M/R stations and 5 L/V stations connected to the existing gas pipeline.
The pipeline route was challenging due to many crossings of protected streams as well as NATURA 2000 sites. Although the time schedule was very tight, Ramboll managed to complete the project within the estimated time.
In connection with the environmental assessment, Ramboll also assisted Energinet.dk with participation in public meetings and answering questions during the public hearing process.
The project was won in competition after an initial pre-qualification.