15.01.2020

Baltic Pipe Offshore Gas Pipeline Has Obtained Location Decision

The West Pomeranian Voivode has issued a decision on the location for the Polish part of the Baltic Pipe offshore pipeline.

The decision covers the location of the following components of the offshore gas pipeline:

1) Valve station

2) Onshore section – DN 900 gas pipeline connecting the offshore gas pipeline, which will run in an underground tunnel

3) Offshore gas pipeline – laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the Polish maritime area covering both territorial waters and the area of the exclusive economic zone with a total length of about 56 km.

The receipt of the location decision and the GAZ-SYSTEM’s acceptance of the detailed design specifying the laying of the gas pipeline on the seabed and the section connecting the offshore pipeline with the valve station enables GAZ-SYSTEM to apply for a building permit for this part of the Baltic Pipe project.

This decision will also be made by the West Pomeranian Voivode and is hoped to be received in the 2Q of this year. As a result, we will begin pre-lay work on the Polish coast in 2020 – said Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The offshore gas pipeline is one of five components of the Baltic Pipe project.

At the very stage of the offshore gas pipeline construction, GAZ-SYSTEM will implement several solutions to minimise the potential impact of the investment on the environment, based on, among others, the latest technological solutions. For example, a micro-tunnelling will be used to ensure that the seashore, as well as the dune belt and coastal cliffs, will not be affected during pipeline construction. The seabed surveys and risk analyses for the construction and operational phases confirm that the offshore gas pipeline will meet the necessary safety requirements.

More information about the Baltic Pipe Project can be found at

www.baltic-pipe.eu/pl/

 

 

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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