27.12.2021

The construction of the Strachocina – Pogórska Wola gas pipeline has been completed

Another element of the North–South Corridor, which is one of GAZ-SYSTEM’s largest investment programmes, has been commissioned. The new high-pressure gas pipeline Strachocina – Pogórska Wola, 97.4 km long, connects two nodes: recently commissioned, located in Strachocina (Sanok Commune) as well as the expanded junction and gas compressor station in Pogórska Wola (Skrzyszów Commune). As part of this investment, 6 shut-off and relief units were also constructed as well as a fibre optic line was laid along the entire route of the gas pipeline.

– The Strachocina - Pogórska Wola gas pipeline is one of the last investments that make up the North–South Corridor programme currently being finalised by GAZ-SYSTEM. The completion of this section was difficult as it led through a geologically diverse area of the Carpathian Foothills, with a large number of trenchless crossings and landslides requiring specialist protection – said Artur Zawartko, Vice-President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The constructed gas pipeline runs through 13 communes (12 in Podkarpackie Voivodeship and 1 in Małopolskie Voivodeship).

The construction process, using slightly invasive trenchless methods, witnessed the overcoming of more than 80 terrain obstacles, including 9 with the Direct Pipe method and 31 with the micro-tunnelling method. Some of the welding work was carried out – for the first time in Poland in the construction of strategic gas pipelines – using the innovative CRC Evans® welding method.

The project involving the construction of the Strachocina – Pogórska Wola gas pipeline was co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020, and the amount of this funding was PLN 236.67 million.

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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