The Baltic Pipe Project consists of 5 major components:
- The North Sea offshore pipeline,
- Onshore Denmark,
- Compressor station in Denmark,
- The Baltic Sea offshore pipeline,
- Onshore Poland.
The project, involving bi-directional pipeline segments, will not only facilitate natural gas supply from Norway to Poland and other countries in the Baltic region, but also enable reverse transmission from Poland to Denmark and Sweden.
With an estimated operational life of 50 years, the Baltic Pipe project is expected to annually supply up to 10 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to Poland and 3 bcm of natural gas to Sweden and Denmark.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2020 and operations are expected to begin by 2022.
Poland is ready to offer Germany access to the 10 Bcm a year Baltic Pipe that will deliver gas from Norway if Berlin halts construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a Polish government spokesman said September 10, 2020.