DNV Awards Energinet Certificates of Conformity (CoC) for Baltic Pipeline Project
The independent energy expert and assurance provider, DNV, awarded Certificates of Conformity (CoC) to the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and natural gas, Energinet, for the operation of its section of the Baltic Pipe project, DNV announced on its website.
According to DNV, the certificates were handed over at a ceremony held at Energinet’s office in Ballerup, Denmark, in December 2022. The £ 2 billion Baltic Pipe Project is a strategic gas pipeline project to create a new corridor for gas supply to Europe.
The pipeline will transport 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually from Norway to Denmark and Poland, from which it can be connected to a network of gas pipelines to supply other European countries.
The transmission operator contracted DNV at the project’s initial stages to provide industry-standard technical assurance services and support the Authority with the necessary legal permits for the new infrastructure.
Some of the tasks undertaken by DNV in the project include complex independent modelling, independent verification, and submarine pipeline certification according to the DNV certification regime (DNV-SE-0475).
“Acceptance criteria comprised of the Danish Continental Shelf Law, the world recognized standard DNV-ST-F101, and the suite of underlying DNV standards and recommended practices,” DNV stated, adding that the work was undertaken during the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, hook-up, and commissioning phases of the project.
“The Baltic Pipe project is extremely complex with many stakeholders. DNV is proud to work on projects that support energy security, reduce CO2 emissions and align with the EU’s energy transition. We are pleased that Energinet selected DNV as an important partner in our role to provide assurance services to avoid risks for this capital infrastructure project,” Mick Cramer Jakobsen, Project Director, Energy Systems at DNV.
Partly funded by the EU, the Baltic Pipe project received its final investment decision in 2018. The pipeline provides Poland with a new source of energy supply, enabling the country to move away from coal-powered power plants, reducing its CO2 footprint, and aligning with the EU’s subsequent REPowerEU plan.