Our investments

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. plans to build more than approx. 2000 km of new pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland in 2015-2025.

Further expansion of the national transmission network and creation of new pipelines as part of the North-South Gas Corridor as well as the construction of inter-system connections with Lithuania, Slovakia and Czech Republic will make a great contribution into the development of the European transmission system.

Between 2009 and 2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. implemented an investment plan covering the construction of more than 1200 km of new gas transmission pipelines. The most significant projects of this kind were completed in north-west and central Poland.

The investments carried out by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and the virtual reverse service on the Jamal gas pipeline allowed for the substantial improvement of the power security of Poland by increasing the technical capacities of import from directions other than the east up to 90% of total import (till 2011, this was 9%).

Import of natural gas 

 

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. actively participates in the development of the integrated network of gas pipelines in Central Europe and influences the shape of the European gas sector. Our transmission infrastructure expansion proposals for Poland overlap with the EU plans of the construction of new connections aiming at increasing the power security and enabling to diversify the natural gas supply from new sources.

Please, familiarise with our investments presented under the individual tabs.

 

 

GUSTORZYN GAS COMPRESSOR STATION

Description of the Investment Project

The Gustorzyn Gas Compressor Station is an important element of the planned expansion of the national transmission system. Due to the operating characteristics of the transmission system and the planned increase of gas supply volumes from the northern direction, the gas compressor station in Gustorzyn is an essential element of the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) project and an important part of the Baltic Pipe project.

 

More information about the projects can be found at

Location: Gustorzyn, Brześć Kujawski municipality, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship


  
Project time schedule

 

  •     Q1 2020 – obtaining a building permit decision
  •     Q3 2022 – construction completion date

 


Engineering contractor

PGNiG GAZOPROJEKT S.A.


Advantages of the implementation of the project

 

The facility’s role will be to enable the flow of gas volumes from, among other countries, Norway (Baltic Pipe) to the compressor station and then directing this stream towards, among others, Lithuania and other Baltic States (GIPL). Thanks to the construction of such facilities as the gas compressor station in Gustorzyn, GAZ-SYSTEM will be able to flexibly control gas flows and transport the fuel to customers throughout Poland as well as to neighbouring countries.

For the municipality where the compressor station will be built, the taxes to be paid annually by GAZ-SYSTEM in the amount of 2 per cent of the investment value will represent a major benefit.

 


Legal grounds

 

The project is 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 (“Special Act”, Article 38(2)(h)).

 

 

Project of Common Interest

The European Commission granted the Project of Common Interest (PCI) status to the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) and Baltic Pipe gas interconnection projects. 

More information on the significance of the PCI status for the development of gas transmission infrastructure can be found in this section and in the brochure on PCI projects.

 

Financial support from the EU

The Gustorzyn Compressor Station, developed within the framework of the GIPL project, received funding from the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), both for the engineering and construction works.

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is the EU’s key instrument for promoting growth, jobs and competitiveness and aims, among other things, to increase Europe’s energy security.

Moreover, according to the ACER decision of 11 August 2014 on the cross-border allocation of project costs (CBCA), apart from the EU’s financial support, the construction of the GIPL on the territory of Poland, including part of the infrastructure costs necessary to ensure full functionality of the interconnection, will be co-financed by the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from the Baltic States, i.e. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

While implementing its investment projects GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. Respects the rights of all interested stakeholders. Please use the form below to submit feedback or comments, or to ask questions about the compressor station project which has been granted the status of a Project of Common Interest.

Location decision

On 19 July 2019, the  Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivode issued decision no. 4/2019 on the location for the construction of the Gustorzyn Gas Compressor Station, together with the infrastructure necessary for its operation, in the area of Gustorzyn, in the municipality of Brześć Kujawski. 

 

Press Releases

25.01.2019 Nearly € 215 mln of the European Union financial assistance for the Baltic Pipe construction works 

19.12.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM will be the gas transmission system operator for the part of the Baltic Pipe infrastructure located in Denmark

30.11.2018 Final investment decisions for the baltic pipe project are made

17.07.2018 EU grants another subsidy to Baltic Pipe under the CEF 2018

20.06.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM accepted the recommended route variant of the Baltic Pipe pipeline

25.05.2018 Co-financing agreement for Baltic Pipe engineering works officially signed 

18.04.2018 The Baltic Pipe is a pillar for the development of a competitive gas market in Poland

23.03.2018 The cost allocation between Poland and Denmark approved by national regulators 

09.03.2018 GAZ-SYSTEM: Baltic Pipe is an investment project increasing Poland’s energy security
09.03.2018 Public hearing concerning the Baltic Pipe project

30.01.2018 Baltic Pipe: Signing of Capacity Agreements completes the 2017 Open Season procedure for the Baltic Pipe project

30.01.2018 Baltic Pipe gas pipeline location procedures have commenced

29.01.2018 EU financial support for the Baltic Pipe project under the CEF Energy 2017

02.01.2018 Environmental procedures for the Baltic Pipe project have been launched

19.12.2017 Baltic Pipe: agreements with contractors for the design of Polish gas compressor stations have been signed

05.12.2017  Baltic Pipe: Bid for Design Documentation Development for Polish Gas Compressor Stations Selected by GAZ-SYSTEM
30.11.2017  BALTIC PIPE: positive result of Economic Tests carried out by GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet

30.11.2017 GAZ-SYSTEM investments recognised as the priority projects in the European Union

31.10.2017  Baltic Pipe: the final phase of the Open Season 2017 ends up with a positive result

05.09.2017 Baltic Pipe: launch of Phase 2 of the Open Season procedure

04.08.2017 Baltic Pipe – Ramboll will design offshore gas pipeline from Denmark to Poland

25.07.2017 A Positive result of Open Season 2017 Phase 1

6.06.2017 Baltic Pipe: Launching of the Binding Open Season Procedure 

7.12.2016 Market Consultation of the Open Season 2017 Rules for the Baltic Pipe Project

15.03.2016  GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Energinet.dk are investigating a possible connection between the two transmission systems
17.07.2015 EU financial support for the integration of Polish transmission system with the Czech Republic and Denmark

02.02.2015 Consultations regarding the list of Projects of Common Interest

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