18.01.2017

Lwówek-Odolanów gas pipeline: construction works are about to begin

GAZ-SYSTEM signed a contract for implementation of an investment, to be carried out in  Wielkopolskie and Dolnośląskie Provinces. Until end of 2018, dozen communes will be hosting 168 km of the new gas pipeline  - an important section of the international North-South Gas Corridor.

The communes of: Lwówek, Kuślin, Opalenica, Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Granowo, Kamieniec, Kościan, Krzywiń, Osieczna, Krzemieniewo, Poniec, Krobia, Pępowo, Kobylin, Zduny, Cieszków, Milicz, Sulmierzyce and Odolanów, the consortia hired by GAZ SYSTEM, consisting of the following companies: PORR Polska Infrastructure S.A. , O.T. Industries-KVV Contractor CO. LTD. and JT S.A., IMP PROMONT d.o.o. will build the last element of the gas transmission line, binding the LNG terminal based in Świnoujście with underground gas tanks located in Wierzchowice, Dolnośląskim Province and Mogilno, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province.

The construction of the gas pipeline has been split into two stages:
•    STAGE I covers connection of Lwówek, Kotowo and Krobia hubs (ca. 114 km in Wielkopolskie Province);
•    STAGE II covers connection of Krobia and Odolanów hubs (ca. 54 km w in Wielkopolskie and Dolnośląskie Provinces).

The high-pressure Lwówek-Odolanów gas pipeline is going to be built basing on state-of-the art and reliable technologies, using top quality materials and cutting edge security systems. The entire venture will be secured with professional investment and environmental supervision.  The gas pipeline route mostly goes across the protection zone of already existing pipelines and therefore no new restrictions are to be generated for the land owners. Owing to this investment, local budgets will be provided with the real estate tax, amounting to 2% of the gas infrastructure, located within the premises of a particular commune.

GAZ-SYSTEM has acquired subsidies for construction of the Lwówek-Odolanów gas pipeline, within the Infrastructure and Environment Program 2014-2020. The EU funds are estimated to exceed PLN 472 million. The European Commission has granted the investment a status of “The Project of EU meaning”.  In 2016 GAZ-SYSTEM concluded agreements with the Oil and Gas Institute – the National Research Institute, to be performed under the Infrastructure and Environment Program, for the total of over PLN 1 billion.

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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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