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Divers clear explosives for Baltic Pipe

The Norwegian-Polish gas pipeline is a minefield, in both the figurative and quite literal sense of the word.

The Royal Danish Navy – here amid a rescue exercise – has deployed staff to the North Sea to find and clear explosives, so the Baltic Pipe connection can be established. | Photo: Niels Hougaard/Jyllands-Posten/Ritzau Scanpix

A gas pipeline of 100 kilometers traversing the Danish North Sea entails a range of complications, as Danish transmission system operator Energinet must be aware by now.

One thing is the many repeated environmental protests directed at the Norwegian-Polish connection. Another is what lies beneath the ocean surface – such as old mines or torpedoes.

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