Final permits for N05-A available for inspection

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) has issued the final permits for the development of the N05-A gas field and surrounding prospects in the North Sea. The final permit decisions are available for inspection from 3 June to 15 July 2022. All documents can be downloaded from

Final advice of Commission for EIA

The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment has issued the assesssment advice on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for gas production N05-A in the North Sea. The conclusion is that the EIR contains the essential environmental information to make a decision about the gas production in block N05-A. In the EIR, the usefulness and necessity of the project are sufficiently described, according to the Commission.

Draft permit decisions available for public inspection

The draft permission decision for the extraction plan, the draft environmental permit and the draft permit for the installation of the pipeline and power cable and the respective applications will be available for inspection from 23 April 2021. During the six weeks, there is an opportunity to submit a view to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change and to ask questions to the Ministry or ONE-Dyas. All documents can be downloaded from, where you will also find the question form. You can ask questions or submit your views until 3 June 2021.

Publication of views on the Notification N05-A

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has published the bundle with all views and reactions to the notification intent environmental impact assessment ‘gas production N05-A’.

Drop-in information sessions

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate organises drop-in sessions for Dutch and German stakeholders in Roodeschool (28 August), Borkum (4 September) and Schiermonnikoog (10 September).

Public display of the notification

On 9 August 2019, the notification was published on and

The notification was also available for viewing during opening hours in:

  • Municipality of Schiermonnikoog, Nieuwestreek 5, Schiermonnikoog
  • Municipality of Hogeland, Hoofdstraat-West 1, Uithuizen
  • Stadt Borkum, Neue Strasse 1, Borkum
  • Gemeinde Krummhörn, Rathausstraße 2, Krummhörn