Part of permits suspended by preliminary injunction

The preliminary injunction judge suspended part of the N05-A permits in April 2023 due to the general nitrogen problems in the Netherlands, which for various reasons challenge almost all large-scale construction projects in the Netherlands. The suspension applies only to temporary construction work in the North Sea.

The procurement and construction of the N05-A facilities (such as the platform) are not hindered by the court ruling and has continued as planned. Following a positive ruling in the court case on the merits, filed by opponents of project N05-A, installation work will begin in the North Sea to ensure the availability of this natural gas by the end of 2024. The court ruling is expected from mid-April 2024.