17.05.2019

Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline – a location decision has been issued

On 15 May 2019, the Governor of the Greater Poland Province issued a location decision for the project entitled “Construction of the Goleniów-Lwówek DN1000 Gas Pipeline”. This is the first location decision for a project under the Baltic Pipe programme.

The construction of the Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline is one of the five projects implemented as part of the Baltic Pipe project in Poland. The gas pipeline will be approximately 191 km long, its nominal diameter will be 1000 mm and its operating pressure will be 8.4 MPa.

It will be constructed along the existing Szczecin-Lwówek gas pipeline. The pipeline will be constructed in three provinces: West Pomerania Province, Lubusz Province and Greater Poland Province. It will pass through 15 communes: Goleniów, Maszewo, Stargard, Dolice, Przelewice, Pełczyce, Strzelce Krajeńskie, Zwierzyn, Santok, Deszczno, Skwierzyna, Przytoczna, Pszczew, Międzychód and Lwówek.

The planned gas pipeline will ultimately be constructed in two sections:

  • section 1: from Goleniów to Ciecierzyce, with a length of approximately 122 km;
  • section 2: from Ciecierzyce to Lwówek, with a length of approximately 69 km.

The project is to enable more gas to be received from the Baltic Pipe offshore gas pipeline and from the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. Its implementation will also be an important element of the North-South Gas Corridor.

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Baltic Pipe is a project implemented in close cooperation between GAZ-SYSTEM, a Polish gas transmission operator, and Energinet, a Danish transmission system operator for gas and electricity. It is meant as a new route for the supply of natural gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets and also to end users in neighbouring countries. Once implemented, the project will enhance energy security in Poland and in the entire CEE region and increase the competitiveness of the Polish gas market.Baltic Pipe consists of 5 components:

  • a gas pipeline on the North Sea seabed (an offshore gas pipeline between the Norwegian and Danish gas transmission systems);
  • the extension of the Danish transmission system (the extension of the existing transmission system in Denmark);
  • a gas compressor station in Denmark (a gas compressor station located in the eastern part of Zealand);
  • a gas pipeline on the Baltic Sea seabed (an offshore gas pipeline between the Danish and Polish gas transmission systems);
  • the extension of the Polish transmission system (the extension of the existing transmission system in Poland).


The projects planned in Poland, apart from the construction of the Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline, include:

  • the construction of the gas pipeline connecting the offshore gas pipeline to the national transmission system;
  • the extension of the Goleniów Gas Compressor Station;
  • the construction of the Gustorzyn Gas Compressor Station;
  • the extension of the Odolanów Gas Compressor Station.


More information about the Baltic Pipe project

 

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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