Gas Interconnection Poland–Ukraine
Description of the investment
The planned Gas Interconnection Poland – Ukraine includes the construction of a new gas pipeline between the Hermanowice gas node on the Polish side and Bliche Volytsia UGS on the Ukrainian side. The total length of the pipeline is around 112 km. For the proper functioning of the interconnector following investments are necessary to be completed in Poland: construction of the compressor station Strachocina as well as pipelines: Hermanowice - Strachocina, Strachocina - Pogórska Wola, Pogórska Wola - Tworzeń and Tworów - Tworzeń.The project completion is planned in 2019/2020.
Advantages of the investment
The main objective of connecting Poland's and Ukraine's system is to diversify gas supplies for Ukraine and further integration of transmission systems and markets in the region of Eastern Europe.
The development of new transmission capacities would ensure the increase of the energy security and diversification of supplies and sources of gas for Ukraine via Poland. The expected benefits of that project for Poland include increased export capacity and potential for increasing the use of the transmission capacity of the transmission system. Using the interconnection, Poland and other EU Member States will also gain access to gas storage facilities in Ukraine. Increasing the capacity of the connection at the Polish - Ukrainian border will create a transportation corridor supporting the integration of the regional natural gas markets and enhance energy solidarity between EU Member States and countries of the Energy Community.