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. 


Current stage of the investment project

The design documentation has been prepared for the part of the investment project located in Poland.

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 Krakow.
The tender procedure was initiated for the selection of the contractor to construct the Kędzierzyn gas compressor station.

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.

Environmental permit
On 14 July 2016, the Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Opole issued the decision on environmental conditions for the project involving the construction of the Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas compressor station (decision ref. No.: WOOŚ.4210.3.2016.MSe.8).

On 8 November 2016, the Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Katowice issued the decision on environmental conditions for the project involving the construction of the gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) (decision ref. No.: WOOŚ.4231.3.2016.PS.14/MK1).

Location decisions:

• Measurement station
On 28 September 2016, the Voivode of Śląskie voivodeship issued decision No. 4/2016 determining investment location for an investment project related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal, titled: “Construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station. HAT Measurement Station”.

• Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas compressor station
On 2 June 2017, the Voivode of Opolskie voivodeship issued a decision determining investment location for an investment project related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal for the project involving the construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – construction of the Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas compressor station.

• Gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic)

Śląskie voivodeship
On 13 June 2017, the Voivode of Śląskie voivodeship issued decision No. 4/2017 determining investment location for an investment project related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal, titled: “Gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – gas pipeline including supporting infrastructure necessary for its operation”.

Opolskie voivodeship
On 23 June 2017, the Voivode of Opolskie voivodeship issued a decision determining investment location for an investment project related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal for the project involving the construction of the gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – gas pipeline including supporting infrastructure necessary for its operation in the Opolskie voivodeship.

Building permit decisions:

• Measurement station
On 14 February 2017, the Voivode of Śląskie voivodeship issued decision No. 10/B-B2017 approving the design and granting the building permit for the construction of the HAT measurement station in Nowa Wioska as part of the task titled: “Construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station”.

• Gas compressor station in Kędzierzyn-Koźle
On 11 August 2017, the Voivode of Opolskie voivodeship issued decision No. 54/D/2017 approving the design and granting the building permit for the investment project accompanying the investment project related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal, titled: “Construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – construction of the Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas compressor station, Stage 1”.

• Gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic)

Opolskie voivodeship
On 31 October 2017, the Voivode of Opolskie voivodeship issued decision No. 69/D/2017 approving the design and granting the building permit for the investment project titled: “Construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – DN1000 gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border, cable ducting, Roszowice shut-off and relief valve system, Opolskie voivodeship”.

Śląskie voivodeship
On 29 October 2017, the Voivode of Śląskie voivodeship issued decision No. 116/17 approving the design and granting the building permit for the investment project titled: “Construction of a gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border (Poland-Czech Republic) together with a gas compressor station and measurement station – DN1000 gas pipeline from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the Polish border, cable ducting, Szonowice shut-off and relief valve system, Stańkowice shut-off and relief valve system, Śląskie voivodeship”. 

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.

Press release

16.07.2015 - EU financial support for the integration of Polish transmission system with the Czech Republic and Denmark

3.06.2015 Preparatory studies for the Poland-Czech Republic interconnection Project [known as Stork II] were granted financial assistance of the European Union

27.01.2015 Consultations regarding the list of Projects of Common Interest

18.12.2014 GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has launched a tender procedure for the preparation of design documentation for new gas interconnections with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania

31.10.2014 More than PLN 1.3 billion of EU support for the integration of the gas transmission system

21.02.2014 Projects of Common Interest (PCI) conducted by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.: publication of an information brochure

21.12.2013 - More than PLN 4.63 million from European Funds for GAZ-SYSTEM's subsequent investment projects

15.10.2013 Selected infrastructure projects of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. were awarded the status of projects of common interest (PCI)


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