17.11.2020

SECOND CONSULTATION OF THE INCREMENTAL CAPACITY PROJECT ON THE BORDER BETWEEN POLAND (E-GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM) AND GERMANY (TRADING HUB EUROPE)

GAZ-SYSTEM and ONTRAS are running second public consultations for incremental capacity project on the border between Poland (E-Gas Transmission System) and Germany (Trading Hub Europe) at the GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/ONTRAS interconnection point.

Re-consultation is necessary due to changes in the technical parameters of the project, including modification of the incremental capacity planned to be offered compared to the initial project proposal presented during the first consultations conducted from 10th of August until 10th of September 2020.

The joint application for the approval by the national regulatory authorities including a description of the incremental capacity project at GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/ONTRAS interconnection point, capacity planned to be offered under bundled offer level, cost estimate, provisional timelines together with general terms and conditions of participation in and access to capacity under annual yearly auction in July 2021 are available under consultation tab.

Interested network users are asked to send comments on incremental capacity project proposal, to GAZ-SYSTEM to the e-mail address: incremental@gaz-system.pl and to ONTRAS to the e-mail address: rene.doering@ontras.com until 17 December 2020.

After the consultation, in December 2020 the operators plan to submit applications to the national regulatory authorities for coordinated approvals of the 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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