02.02.2015

Consultations regarding the list of Projects of Common Interest

On 22 December 2014 the European Commission launched consultations concerning possible Projects of Common Interest in the field of electricity and gas transmission infrastructure.

Interested parties may, until 13 March 2015, state whether they find a given project necessary from the point of view of EU energy policy, the aim of which is to ensure security of supply, market integration, competitiveness and sustainable development.

The consultations may be found on the “Your Voice in Europe” website and constitute a significant step on the path towards the preparation of the second list of Projects of Common Interest which will be published by the European Commission in October 2015.

The consultation paper is available on the website of the European Commission.

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.

 


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