Baltic Pipe construction under specialists' supervision

GAZ-SYSTEM has decided that Marine Warranty Surveyor services for works in the Baltic Sea will be provided by Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GmbH, part of international DNV GL group.

As part of supervision services, the contractor will provide inspectors, members of the Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors. Their tasks will include verification of design documentation and work schedules to guarantee navigation safety as well as direct supervision at offshore gas pipeline construction worksites. Such a supervision is one of the conditions of investment insurance concluded by GAZ-SYSTEM and covering all its participants (WELCAR). Inspectors’ main fields of interest will include acceptance and admission of vessels, maritime transport, transshipment operations, laying the pipeline on the seabed and construction of tunnels in Poland and Denmark’s coastal areas.

The Marine Warranty Surveyor contract is already in place. DNV GL offer has been selected as a result of multi-step procurement process including the Request for Information and subsequent negotiations with bidders, many of which were world-leading companies providing such services.

Recently, GAZ-SYSTEM has also signed contract with Delta Energy Services AS whose inspectors, on behalf of GAZ-SYSTEM, supervise quality of linepipe manufacture and supply for the needs of Baltic Pipe project. Verification includes, among other issues, technical and quality compliance with both GAZ-SYSTEM requirements and international standards. Inspection concerns many stages of the whole process, such as steel making, plate production, pipe rolling, pipe coating application, and transport.

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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