16.03.2018

JT S.A. builds the Zdzieszowice - Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas pipeline

GAZ-SYSTEM has signed an agreement for the general execution of the Zdzieszowice - Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas pipeline. The structure forms an element of a western leg of the North-South gas corridor.

The Zdzieszowice - Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas pipeline with a diameter of 1,000 mm, pressure of 8.4 mPa and length of 17.3 km, will be built in the Opolskie Voivodeship, on the territory of Leśnica and Kędzierzyn-Koźle communes. Ultimately, it will converge with Zdzieszowice - Wrocław and Tworóg - Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas pipelines that are currently under construction and will be connected to the planned gas compression station in Kędzierzyn-Koźle. As part of the investment a gas node will also be built in Kędzierzyn-Koźle.
SGS Polska performs the investor’s supervision, whereas the author’s supervision shall be performed by Górnicze Biuro Projektów PANGAZ, an entity responsible for the preparation of design documentation for this task.

The gas pipeline represents a fragment of the western leg of the North-South gas corridor and it is going to connect the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście and the proposed Baltic Pipe with the Adria LNG Terminal in Croatia in the future. The construction of the Zdzieszowice - Kędzierzyn-Koźle gas pipeline has been included in the catalogue of projects accompanying the investments related to the development of the liquid natural gas regasification terminal in Świnoujście. Additionally, the investment has a Project of Common Interest (PCI) status.

The construction of the gas pipeline aims at increasing the system’s capacity and the region’s attractiveness for investment. On the national scale, the construction will enhance security and diversify the natural gas supply to Poland. An important asset for local communities will be the real property tax paid every year by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. at 2% of the value of the gas infrastructure located in the territory of a given commune.
 

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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