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Permit process

Environmental permit process

The bunkering facility that has been built at the Port of Gothenburg (quay 519) is covered by the environmental permit for the LNG facility that was granted to Swedegas in 2014 under Section 9 of the Environmental Code. That same year, the City of Gothenburg Planning and Building Committee adopted a local plan for the area in which handling of LNG was approved. The permit allows LNG storage capacity to be expanded to 33,000 cubic metres.

Future expansion and connection to the gas transmission system require a concession under the Natural Gas Act. A concession application has been filed with the Energy Markets Inspectorate.

Several consultation processes since 2013

Swedegas has conducted several consultation processes prior to submitting permit applications.

In 2013, consultation took place with public authorities, organisations and members of the public whom it is assumed could be affected by the LNG facility. The consultation process applied both to the permit application under the Environmental Code, as well as a future application for a concession under the Natural Gas Act. The permit application and environmental impact analysis were submitted to the County Administrative Board which, following a review, issued a permit for the LNG facility.

The Planning and Building Committee has also adopted a local plan for the area that permits the handling of LNG.

In January 2016, a supplementary consultation process took place relating to a concession for the facility and connection to the gas transmission system. Swedegas subsequently filed the concession application with the Energy Markets Inspectorate.

In 2017, further consultation took place with public authorities, organisations and local residents prior to the application for a change of activity permit under the Environmental Code. The change of activity permit application filed by Swedegas is being handled by the County Administrative Board.