Strachocina gas compressor station with the building permit
GAZ-SYSTEM has been granted the building permit to construct the gas compressor station along with the distribution and measurement center, based in Strachocina, the Sanok commune (Podkarpackie Province). The investment is going to be implemented within the planned Poland-Slovakia gas interconnector. It is estimated to cost PLN 210 million.
The construction of the Strachocina gas compressor station, carried out by GAZ-SYSTEM, has been split into two steps. The first one is going to cover building of the new distribution and measurement center, along with the gas pipeline, that will connect the new center with the existing gas network. The second stage comprises works on the gas compressor station together with its auxiliary infrastructure. Both steps are scheduled to be terminated in 2020.
It is going to be the 16th gas compressor station in the Polish gas transmission system.
– A new gas compressor station located in Strachocina is going to be an essential component of the Polish and international gas transmission system. It will allow to distribute the blue fuel across southern and eastern Poland as well as to deliver it to Slovakia. Owing to that, we will be able to convey gas from the LNG Terminal of Świnoujście, down to our southern neighbor. Furthermore, the project is intended to secure gas supply in crisis situations.– says Tomasz Pietrasieński, the spokesperson for GAZ-SYSTEM.
The Strachocina gas compressor station is considered a milestone in gas connections between Poland and Slovakia. Except for the gas compressor station, based in Poland, the whole system is going to encompass the Strachocina- Border of the Republic of Poland pipeline (it has already received an environmental approval) and the pipeline heading from the Polish-Slovak border to the Slovak village of Veľké Kapušany, together with the measurement station and the modernized Veľké Kapušany gas compressor station. In February 2017 GAZ-SYSTEM and EUSTREAM – Polish and Slovak gas transmission operators – received some EU subsidies within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) instrument, provided for construction works related to this particular connection, totaling at ca. EUR 108 million.
The announcement of the building permit referring to the Strachocina gas compressor station is available on the websites of Podkarpacki Urząd Wojewódzki.
Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.
As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.
In 2009-2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. completed an investment plan consisting in the construction of over 1,200 km of new gas transmission lines in north-western and central Poland. The projects implemented by the company and the physical and virtual reversal on the Yamal pipeline have translated into a significant increase in technical import opportunities on routes other than from the East.