05.12.2013

Aid for Janków Przygodzki

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. continues aid for inhabitants of Janków Przygodzki who suffered as a result of the fire.

 

Since 14 November 2013 to date, the Company’s representatives together with local authorities have been organising technical, medical and construction aid for the aggrieved persons.

 

The most aggrieved families have already obtained financial support of PLN 260 000 in total from GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. for their first ad-hoc needs.

Since 20 November 2013, compensations under GAZ SYSTEM S.A.’s general liability insurance have been paid on a current basis.

To accelerate the payment, till the end of investigation by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Ostrów Wielkopolski, compensations will be paid by PZU under the general liability insurance of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.

Such a solution was used because it lets simplify the payment of compensations and the establishes only one company for the aggrieved persons.

After the prosecutor’s investigation is finally terminated, the insurance companies will settle the cost of loss between themselves in accordance with the prosecutor’s decisions.

As of 29 November 2013, the insurance company already paid over 35% of the estimated compensations and settled over 49% of property loss.

PZU is in touch with the aggrieved persons in order to estimate and pay compensations as fast as possible.

A security company was hired at GAZ SYSTEM S.A.’s cost to protect the places subject to the fire. The Company will also pay the cost of protecting the damaged buildings in accordance with the construction inspector’s guidelines. In agreement with PZU and local authorities, substitute flats may be arranged for all interested families.

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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