Construction of a gas pipeline interconnecting the offshore gas pipeline with the national gas transmission system

The construction of the onshore gas pipeline connecting the offshore pipeline with the National Transmission System is closely related with the implementation of the Baltic Pipe project. More information on the Baltic Pipe project is available at

Project description

The offshore pipeline will terminate at the Polish coast in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship at one of three landfall locations being currently considered: Pogorzelica (Niechorze), Rogowo or Gąski.

Depending on the landfall location in Poland, the following route options are considered for the planned gas pipeline connecting the offshore gas pipeline with the National Transmission System:

  • section of the Niechorze-Płoty gas pipeline across Rewal, Cerkwica, Gryfice, Płoty communes;
  • section of the Rogowo-Płoty gas pipeline across Trzebiatów, Gryfice, Płoty communes;
  • section of the Gąski-Koszalin gas pipeline across Mielno, Będzino, Biesiekierz communes;
  • section of the Koszalin-Płoty gas pipeline parallel to the existing pipeline DN 700 Szczecin-Gdańsk, across Biesiekierz, Karlino, Gościno, Sławoborze, Rymań, Płoty communes;
  • section of the Płoty-Goleniów gas pipeline parallel to the existing pipeline DN 700 Szczecin-Gdańsk, across Płoty, Nowogard, Osina, Goleniów communes.

The nominal diameter of the onshore section of the pipeline from the first dry weld to the Receiving Terminal will be DN 900.

The nominal diameter of the onshore section of the pipeline to the existing gas Compressor Station in Goleniów (in the selected option) will be DN 900.

Project benefits

The construction of the connector between the offshore gas pipeline receiving terminal and the National Transmission System will provide the possibility of receiving gas from Norway, and technical capability of two-way gas transmission of 10 bcm/year from Norway to Poland and 3 bcm/year from Poland to Denmark. This project will contribute to the optimization of the Polish transmission system capacity and will constitute an important element of the North-South Gas Corridor in Europe.

Furthermore, the Baltic Pipe Project including the connecting pipeline will improve Poland's energy security. The new transmission infrastructure will also contribute to the development of the gas market and its competitiveness.

The communes where the project infrastructure is to be erected will benefit from substantial estate tax revenues paid each year by GAZ-SYSTEM.

Progress of works

In December 2017, GAZ-SYSTEM concluded a contract with a consortium of PGNiG Gazoprojekt S.A. and ILF Consulting Engineers Polska Sp. z o.o. for the development of project documentation. The Contractor for the design was selected in a tendering procedure.

Under the contract, the Designer will be obliged to obtain all necessary arrangements, approvals, opinions, permits and decisions as well as to exercise author's supervision over the project. According to the project schedule, the

Construction Permit is to be issued in Q1 2020, and the project completion is envisaged in Q3 2022.

Financial support from the EU

The Baltic Pipe Project including the construction of the connecting pipeline between the offshore and the National  Transmission System has been granted financial support under the Connecting Europe Facility Programme (CEF).

Project od Common Interest

The Baltic Pipe project was recognised by the European Commission as a Project of Common Interest (PCI). The PCI status is granted to infrastructure projects designed to strengthen the European internal energy market, supporting the objectives of the European Union’s energy policy to provide affordable, secure and renewable energy.

The PCI status highlights the significance and regional relevance of the Baltic Pipe Project in the Baltic and CEE region for the increased security and diversification of natural gas supplies to Europe and establishing the integrated and competitive gas market.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 347/2013, PCIs may benefit from the accelerated planning process and expedite permit granting, and will be provided better access to authorities in order to obtain the required decisions. It also streamlines the process of issuing decisions and contributes to transparency and allows for increased public participation.

Legal basis
The project will be implemented pursuant to the provisions of the Act of 24 April 2009 on Investments in Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Terminal in Świnoujście (Journal of Laws of 4 June 2009, as amended.)

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