10.01.2018

GAZ-SYSTEM has obtained all decisions necessary to build another gas pipeline in the south of Poland

The Voivode of Śląskie Voivodeship has issued a building permit for the Tworóg-Tworzeń pipeline. The investment project will be implemented as part of the construction of the Hermanowice – Strachocina – Pogórska Wola – Tworzeń – Tworóg – Odolanów pipeline together with the infrastructure necessary for its operation in the territory of Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Małopolskie, Śląskie, Opolskie and Dolnośląskie voivodeships.

The high-pressure gas pipeline with a length of over 55 km and a diameter of 1000 mm will be constructed along existing pipelines in the territory of seven communes of Śląskie Voivodeship: Tworóg, Tarnowskie Góry, Miasteczko Śląskie, Ożarowice, Mierzęcice, Siewierz and Dąbrowa Górnicza.

From the west it will be connected with the Tworóg – Kędzierzyn-Koźle pipeline, and from the east with the Pogórska Wola – Tworzeń pipeline. 
  

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The pipeline is part of the North-South Gas Corridor, connecting the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and the designed Baltic Pipe pipeline with the planned Adria LNG terminal in Croatia. The project has been entered into the catalogue of accompanying investment projects for the liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Świnoujście.

The European Commission granted it the “Project of Common Interest” (PCI) status in 2013 and confirmed this decision in two subsequent lists published in 2015 and 2017.

The investment project will increase the transmission capacity and make land areas more attractive for new investments in the region. On the national scale, it will contribute to increasing transmission security and reliability and diversification of gas supply sources. An important benefit for the local community will be property tax paid annually by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. in the amount of 2 percent of the value of the gas pipeline section located within the commune.

Currently, tendering procedures are being conducted for the selection of the Building Contractor and the Site Supervisor.

The construction of the pipeline is scheduled for 2018–2020.
 

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also controls Polskie LNG, the operator of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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