EUGAL: Regional planning procedure successfully completed in Brandenburg

Joint State Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg reviewed EUGAL route / Construction to commence following the end of the planning approval procedure

Berlin / Kassel. The joint State Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg has completed and approved the regional planning procedure for the section of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) just under 272 kilometers in length which passes through Brandenburg.

As a result of the procedure, the regional planning authority declared the planned route for EUGAL to be compliant with the regional planning requirements on the basis of the inclusion of route variants and the implementation of measures. Throughout the procedure, a preferred route with different variants was examined by the authority.

“With the successful completion of the regional planning procedure in Brandenburg, we’ve taken another step forward,” explains Ludger Hümbs, Chief Project Manager at GASCADE, the project organizer. Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to commence in mid-2018, following successful completion of the current ongoing planning approval procedure, which is currently being conducted by the Brandenburg State Office for Mining, Geology and Raw Materials (LBGR) in Cottbus.

Before the start of the regional planning procedure, people in Brandenburg were given an initial overview of the project. The GASCADE project team presented the plans for the gas pipeline during public information events in Oderberg, Rehfelde, Bindow, Baruth/Mark, Rietz-Neuendorf and Bornsdorf.

The section of EUGAL in Brandenburg runs from Schönfeld (Uckermark district) in a southerly direction to Großthiemig (Elbe-Elster district). With the new pipeline, GASCADE is responding to the growing demand for gas and gas transport capacity in Europe.