Norsk Hydro has submitted its first application to the UK authorities for construction of the Easington landfall for its Langeled trans-North Sea gas trunkline. Hydro claims that once the line is operational, bringing in gas from the Ormen Lange development, it will eventually supply close to one-fifth of the UK's gas needs. It will emerge from the sea at Easington in Lincolnshire, England, connecting there to a new gas reception facility west of Centrica's existing terminal. Here the gas will be treated to meet pressure and temperature needs for onward transport through the UK's national transmission system. Construction work in the Easington area will cost around £100 m over a two-year period.