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Permits granted to build the Arc de Dierrey pipeline

31/10/2013

The pipeline will be approximately 310 km long and will link up the existing compressor plant sites in Cuvilly (Oise), Dierrey-Saint-Julien (Aube) and Voisines (Haute-Marne). Construction work is scheduled to get under way in 2014, with the pipeline operational by 2016.


The pipeline will be approximately 310 km long and will link up the existing compressor plant sites in Cuvilly (Oise), Dierrey-Saint-Julien (Aube) and Voisines (Haute-Marne). Construction work is scheduled to get under way in 2014, with the pipeline operational by 2016.

The "Arc de Dierrey" project has also been recognized as a "public interest project". The inter-regional Declaration of Public Utility, that was signed on 10 October 2013, serves as a reminder that ensuring the continuity of the gas supply is an essential aspect of GRTgaz's public service missions. The "Arc de Dierrey" project will be able to offset the problem of the saturation of the gas transport network by carrying the new flows from the Dunkirk LNG terminal. In so doing, it will help secure supply for the whole country.

The Declaration of Public Utility was issued by the Prefects of the six départements through which the pipeline will pass: Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, Oise, Seine-et-Marne and Côte d’Or. The document stipulates that an "optimum route" has been defined that factors in regulatory, technical and environmental constraints and specifies that "throughout the investigation (consultations with people living locally, administrative consultation, public enquiry), GRTgaz made every effort to provide solutions to the concerns that people raised, modifying the characteristics of the route as effectively as possible".

The Arc de Dierrey project represents an investment of some €619 million (resolution of the Energy Regulatory Committee of 22 December 2011), €80 million of which has been subsidized by the European Union.


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