Strachocina Gas Compressor Station

Description of the Investment Project
The Strachocina gas compressor station will be built as part of the project involving construction of the Poland-Slovakia interconnection.

The contractor of design work is PGNiG GAZOPROJEKT SA.
Construction is planned for completion in 2021.

Location of the investment project
The investment project will be located in the Sanok commune (Podkarpackie voivodeship) in Strachocina.
 
Benefits
Strachocina Gas Compressor Station will constitute a significant element of the concept of building the regional North-South Gas Corridor and fulfilling several important functions, including:

• securing gas supplies in crisis situations and in the situation of reduced possibilities of supplies from the side of the Ukraine, 
• bringing gas to the southeastern part of Poland, which possesses a developed gas transmission system and storage facilities,
• export of gas from Poland based on supplies from the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, and in the future, the possibility of gas obtained from unconventional deposits.

Legal grounds
The project is carried out under the Act of 24 April 2009 on investment projects related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 1731 – consolidated text, as amended). The gas pipeline has been entered into the catalogue of accompanying investment projects pursuant to the Act of 30 May 2014 on the amendment of the act on investment projects related to the Świnoujście LNG regasification terminal and the act on real estate management (Journal of Laws of 2014, item 906).

Co-financing by the European Union

Costs of the project with respect to preparatory activities and engineering activities covered by co-financing:

  • estimated value: EUR 9.2 million
  • co-financing under the CEF programme (jointly for both companies): EUR 4.6 million

      including: EUR 2,267,000 for GAZ-SYSTEM
       - Gas pipeline from Strachocina to the Polish border: EUR 2,137,500
      - Strachocina Gas Compressor Station: EUR 129,500


GAZ-SYSTEM and EUSTREAM – Polish and Slovak transmission system operator – also received co-financing from the European Union for construction works on the Poland-Slovakia gas interconnection in a total amount of EUR 107.7 million (EUR 55.2 million for EUSTREAM and EUR 52.5 million for GAZ-SYSTEM). The support was provided under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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.

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. carries out the Poland - Slovakia gas pipeline project without prejudice to rights of all stakeholders. Please, submit your notes, comments and questions concerning the Poland - Slovakia gas pipeline project, which is the Project of Common Interest, via this form.

Environmental consultations

On 14 June 2016, the Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Rzeszów announced the commencement of a procedure for the issue of the decision on environmental conditions for the project titled: “Construction of an interconnection that connects the transmission systems of the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Slovakia together with the infrastructure required for its operation on the territory of Podkarpackie and Małopolskie voivodeships – Strachocina distribution and measurement station, Strachocina gas compressor station”.

More in the notice of the Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Rzeszów.

Environmental permit issued for the Compressor Station Strachocina 
On 23 September 2016, the Regional Director for the Environmental Protection in Rzeszow issued an environmental permit for the Strachocina Compressor Station within a project titled “Construction of a Strachocina – Border PL/SK gas pipeline DN 1000, L = 58 km, together with the necessary supporting infrastructure of the node and metering Station Strachocina and Strachocina Compressor Station required for its operation on the territory of Podkarpackie and Małopolskie Voivodeships” (decision no. WOOŚ.4203.8.2016.AH.30).

Issue of the decision determining investment location
On 6 December 2016, the Voivode of Podkarpackie voivodeship issued a decision determining the location of the Strachocina gas compressor station, i.e. the project titled: “Construction of an interconnection that connects the transmission systems of the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Slovakia including supporting infrastructure required for its operation on the territory of Podkarpackie and Małopolskie voivodeships – Strachocina distribution and measurement station, Strachocina gas compressor station”.

Issue of the building permit decision
On 28 April 2017, the Voivode of Podkarpackie voivodeship issued a decision on the building permit for the Strachocina gas compressor station, i.e. the project titled: “Construction of an interconnection that connects the transmission systems of the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Slovakia including supporting infrastructure required for its operation on the territory of Podkarpackie and Małopolskie voivodeships – Strachocina distribution and measurement station, Strachocina gas compressor station”.

P
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30.04.2018 Positive investment decision on Poland-Slovakia Gas Interconnection

20.12.2017 EU Grant Agreement for the Poland-Slovakia Gas Interconnection

16.05.2017 Strachocina gas compressor station with the building permit

20.02.2017 EU financial support for the Poland-Slovakia pipeline

26.08.2016 Binding Open Season Procedure at the Entry/Exit Point Poland – Slovakia

30.06.2016 Market Consultation of the Rules of the Binding Open Season Procedure

24.11.2015 Infrastructural projects by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. recognised as pivotal for EU energy market integration in Central Europe

03.06.2015 Preparatory studies and engineering works for the Poland – Slovakia Gas Interconnection Project were granted financial assistance of the European Union

21.04.2015 Meeting of the representatives of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and eustream a.s. to discuss the most important activities in the PL-SK interconnection project

27.01.2015 Consultations regarding the list of Projects of Common Interest

26.11.2013 Another step in the implementation of the Poland-Slovakia gas interconnector project

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

03.04.2012 Tender on Feasibility study for PL-SK interconnection won by Gas Engineering Office GAZOPROJEKT S.A.

16.12.2011 Feasibility study for the Polish-Slovak gas interconnector


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