The Bergamt Stralsund granted approval for the first section of the Ostsee Anbindungsleitung (OAL) pipeline. The approximately 50-kilometre-long pipeline will connect the planned LNG terminal in the port of Mukran with the German gas pipeline network in Lubmin. The completion of the construction work is scheduled for the end of 2023.
"We are delighted about this important step in the approval process," commented GASCADE Managing Director Ulrich Benterbusch. "Now we can start the construction of the pipeline."
In the course of the dredging work to create a pipe trench for the subsequent laying of the pipeline, the material will be transported to interim marine storage facilities by barge. This will increase the volume of shipping in the Greifswald Bodden and parts of the Pomeranian Bay.
"The respective working area of the dredgers has an additional safety area that is closed to other shipping traffic," Benterbusch explains about the consequences and promises, "We are making every effort to keep the disruption to shipping as low as possible. GASCADE will keep the administrations responsible for water navigation regularly and closely informed about the ongoing and planned works."
After arriving in the working area at the end of August/beginning of September 2023, the pipe-laying ship Castoro 10 will start laying the pipeline as soon as possible.