22.06.2012

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. becomes strategic partner of Responsible Business Forum (RBF)

In connection with the implementation of the fifth objective of its business strategy – to manage the company from the perspective of sustainable development – GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has become a strategic partner of the Responsible Business Forum.

Through its strategic partnership with RBF, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. gains access to in-depth knowledge of sustainable development and an opportunity to share experiences and information about the latest developments in this field. Cooperation with RBF will contribute to the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Poland and provide an opportunity to establish new CSR solutions and projects. The partnership programme also translates into active participation in social dialogue on sustainable development and promotion of responsible action and good practices.

Responsible Business Forum is the oldest and the biggest non-governmental organisation in Poland to provide in-depth focus on the concept of corporate social responsibility.

The Responsible Business Forum’s mission is to disseminate the idea of corporate social responsibility as a standard in Poland in order to increase companies’ competitiveness and public satisfaction, and to improve the condition of the environment.

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Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company wholly owned by the Treasury, responsible for natural gas transmissions throughout Poland. The Company manages approx. PLN 5 bn worth of assets which comprise mainly the components of the transmission system, including more than 9,800 km of high-pressure pipelines, 14 compressor stations, 56 hubs and 970 exit points. The company employs more than 2000 persons. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a  company established to build the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujście.

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. will build more than 1,000 km of new gas pipelines by 2014. The most important of them will be situated in north-western and central Poland (Szczecin-Lwówek, Świnoujście-Szczecin, Szczecin-Gdańsk, Rembelszczyzna-Gustorzyn and Gustorzyn-Odolanów). The development of the gas transmission network in Poland may constitute an important element of the North – South Gas Corridor connecting the LNG terminal in Świnoujście to the planned Adria LNG terminal through the transmission infrastructure of Central European countries.

In 2011, GAZ–SYSTEM S.A. has completed the construction of the Włocławek–Gdynia gas pipeline and gas compressor stations in Goleniów and Jarosław. The Company has also opened a new Polish–Czech Interconnector that enables the transmission of approx. 0.5 bcm of gas annually. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has also developed gas pipelines in Lower Silesia that enable the off-take of greater amounts of gas from the western direction. The capacity at the Lasów point on the Polish-German border is currently 1.5 bcm annually (the previous capacity was 0.9 bcm a year).

The investment projects completed by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. in 2011 have offered a possibility of using virtual reverse flow services on the Yamal pipeline and created technical capacities to import more than 3.3 bcm of gas annually to Poland from new sources (approx. 30% of the currently imported volume).

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. co-organises the 10th International Conference “Gas Infrastructure Europe” which will be held on 24–25 May 2012 in Krakow. The GIE Conference has been for years one of the most important and prestigious events in the European energy sector and the first event of this kind held in Poland. The keynote topic of the meeting is the role of natural gas as a clean and environment-friendly source of energy for the future economies of EU countries. More information about the conference is available at: http://www.gie.eu/index.php/annual-conference-2012-home


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