The Polish-Czech interconnector
Description of the investment project
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. together with the Czech transmission system operator - NET4GAS s.r.o. are implementing a project that consists in increasing the transmission capacity of the Polish-Czech interconnector. This action is a part of the second stage of the project implementation. The purpose of the second stage is to increase the transmission capacity between Poland and the Czech Republic through modernization and construction of transmission systems on both sides of the border. The implementation of the second stage will allow creating a high-capacity transmission system, which ultimately will provide the possibility of gas transmission to Poland, as well as the possibility of transmission in the reverse direction, i.e. from Poland to the Czech Republic. The main objective of this task is to carry out preparatory work for transmission system elements on both sides of the border. It includes in particular the preparation of a design concerning the land use permit for the Tvrdonice - Libhost (CZ) gas pipeline, the preparation of an environmental impact assessment, as well as obtaining the authorisation for the location.
The project will be carried out by the Consortium of Biuro Projektów „NAFTA-GAZ” Sp. z o.o. in Jasło and Górnicze Biuro Projektów PANGAZ Sp. z o.o. in Kraków.
Costs of the investment project
In May 2015 GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and NET4GAS s.r.o. signed a tripartite agreement with the European Union's (EU) Innovation Network Executive Agency (INEA) on the financial assistance of the EU to the Project "Preparatory studies for the Poland-Czech Republic interconnection [known as Stork II] between Libhošť (CZ)- Hať (CZ-PL) – Kędzierzyn (PL)". Under this Agreement, the Project was granted financial assistance of the EU at the level of EUR 1,5 million under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
The preparatory works of the Project were granted the maximum intensity of the EU financial assistance for studies – 50 %. Of the total amount, NET4GAS was granted EUR 0,93 million, and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. was granted EUR 0,59 million . Total estimated value of the Action "Preparatory studies for the Poland-Czech Republic interconnection [known as Stork II] between Libhošť (CZ)- Hať (CZ-PL) – Kędzierzyn (PL)" amounts to EUR 3 million.
Project of Common Interest
In October 2013, the European Commission granted the status of the Project of Common Interest to the project. More information about the meaning of PCI status for the development of the gas transmission infrastructure is presented here and in the brochure on PCI projects. Subject to meeting additional requirments, the project might also be eligible for the EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which will apply under the European Union financial perspective 2014-2020.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. carries out the Polish - Czech interconnector project without prejudice to rights of all stakeholders. Please, submit your notes, comments and questions concerning the Polish - Czech interconnetor project, which is the Project of Common Interest, via this form.