Baltic Pipe: Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline obtained all building permit decisions

GAZ-SYSTEM has obtained a permit from Lubuskie province governor for the construction of the Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline, a key element of the onshore section of the Baltic Pipe Project in Poland. This is the final stage of obtaining permits for this part of the investment. The decisions were already issued by Zachodniopomorskie and Wielkopolkie province governors.

The gas pipeline with a total length of 191 km will be arranged along the existing Szczecin-Lwówek gas pipeline.  The route will run through three provinces: Zachodniopomorskie, Lubuskie and Wielkopolskie. In Lubuskie is will be located in the municipalities of Strzelce Krajeńskie, Zwierzyn, Santok, Deszczno, Skwierzyna, Przytoczna and Pszczew.

The planned gas pipeline was divided into two implementation stages:

- STAGE I: Goleniów-Ciecierzyce, approximately 122 km long,

- STAGE II: Ciecierzyce-Lwówek, approximately 69 km long,

The decision of the governor was  issued for both stages.

-  Owing to good cooperation with province governors we managed to obtained,  in the first two months of this year, most of the permits necessary to start construction works on the shore section of Baltic Pipe. The tender procedure for  selecting the contractor and investor supervision for this section is at an advanced stage - said Tomasz Stępień, President of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The purpose of this investment is to increase the volume of gas offtake from the Baltic Pipe submarine gas pipeline and the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. It will have an impact on free transport of gas to the southern regions of Poland through the connection to the North-South Gas Corridor.

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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