19.12.2017

Baltic Pipe: agreements with contractors for the design of Polish gas compressor stations have been signed

GAZ-SYSTEM has signed three agreements with the Biuro Studiów i Projektów Gazownictwa GAZOPROJEKT S.A. for the development of design documentation for gas compressor stations to be constructed in Poland under the Baltic Pipe project.

GAZOPROJEKT has been selected in a tender procedure - the bidders could submit partial tender offers separately for each of the three facilities. In each case, the bids submitted by GAZOPROJEKT S.A. proved to be the best. According to the agreements, the contractor will be obliged to obtain all necessary arrangements, approvals, opinions, permits and decisions. Furthermore, the contractor will exercise the author’s supervision over the investment project implementation.

The venture provides for an expansion of gas compressor stations in Goleniów and Odolanów, along with the system hub and ancillary infrastructure. In addition, the gas transmission hub will be expanded and a new gas compressor station will be built in Gustorzyn. These investment projects are crucial for the effective operation of the Polish transmission system, considering greater volumes of natural gas derived from diversified gas sources, expanded LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, and the construction of the offshore gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland.

To date, under the Baltic Pipe project, GAZ-SYSTEM entered into agreement with Ramboll Denmark A/S for analytic, survey and design works that are necessary to obtain relevant building permits for the offshore Baltic Pipe gas pipeline.

Moreover, the Company announced  a public tender to award the contract for the design of the onshore gas pipeline in Poland, connecting the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe with the national gas transmission system.

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  • The Baltic Pipe project, defined on the basis of a feasibility study, consists of five key components:
  • A tie-in pipeline to the Norwegian offshore pipeline in the North Sea to the terminal in Denmark,
  • Increasing the capacity of the Danish onshore transmission system,
  • Gas compressor station in Zealand, Denmark,
  • The offshore interconnecting gas pipeline from Denmark to Poland, along with receiving terminal,
  • Development of the Polish gas transmission system.

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 owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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