07.02.2020

Extension Permission Granted for the Baltic Pipe’s First Gas Compressor Station

The West Pomeranian Voivode issued a decision approving the extension of the gas compressor station in Goleniów. It is the first of three decisions to be obtained by GAZ-SYSTEM for the expansion and construction of these infrastructure elements as a part of the Baltic Pipe project. 

The construction project approved by the Voivode’s decision provides for the implementation of the investment in two stages:

• 1st stage includes the extension of the Goleniów Gas Compressor Station by three compressor units with a total capacity of 25 MW, reconstruction of process facilities on the premises of the existing gas compressor station, and construction of facilities and infrastructure of the gas compressor station;
• 2nd stage of the investment includes the extension of the 5MW compressor unit.
The investment area is located in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, the Goleniów municipality.

The Goleniów gas compressor station is, in addition to the investments in Odolanów and Gustorzyn, a vital element of the investment programme of the onshore part of the Baltic Pipe. The expansion and construction of these three gas compressor stations will allow for efficient distribution of increased volumes of gas, which will be delivered to Poland after 2022. In the first quarter of this year, we expect decisions concerning the remaining two compressor stations” said Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The decision issued by the West Pomeranian Voivode to permit the extension of the gas compressor station in Goleniów is immediately enforceable. Due to the strategic importance of the investment, this task is carried out based on the Special Purpose Gas Act.
 
The investment is a part of the Baltic Pipe project aimed at creating a new gas supply corridor in the European market. The project consists of 5 components. One of them is the extension and modernisation of the Polish natural gas transmission system. It includes connection of the offshore gas pipeline with the existing system, construction or modernisation of 3 gas compressor stations (Goleniów, Odolanów, and Gustorzyn), and development of the Niechorze-Płoty and Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipelines.

 

 

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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