14.01.2022

Co-financing of the Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline

30 December 2021 witnessed GAZ-SYSTEM signing an agreement with the Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute for co-financing the project “Gustorzyn-Wronów gas pipeline – 1st STAGE Gustorzyn-Leśniewice”. The maximum financial support to be obtained may reach over PLN 137 million.

The funds were granted under the OPI&E 2014-2020 programme – VII Priority axis “Improvement of energy security”, measure 7.1 “Development of intelligent systems for energy storage, transmission and distribution”.

The Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline with a total length of 307.5 km will boost the safety and continuity of gas fuel supply to recipients in central Poland. Its task involves connection of the junction and the gas compressor station under construction in Gustorzyn with the junction and compressor station in Wronów. The execution of this investment is broken down into three construction sections:

  • Gustorzyn – Leśniewice, 54 km long
  • Leśniewice – Rawa Mazowiecka, 100.3 km long
  • Rawa Mazowiecka – Wronów, 153.2 km long.

The Gustorzyn – Leśniewice section, which is the first stage of the Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline, is located in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian and Masovian voivodeships. Its route runs through the area of six communes: Brześć Kujawski, Włocławek, Choceń, Kowal, Baruchowo and Gostynin. The construction of this section of the gas pipeline has already entered the construction stage.

The envisaged completion date for the entire Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline is set for 2023. The section Gustorzyn – Leśniewice is also already under construction; whereas for the section Leśniewice – Rawa Mazowiecka, the final stage of the tender process for the selection of the construction contractor is underway.

The investment is executed under the Act of 24 April 2009 on investments in the liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Świnoujście (Dz. U. [Poland’s Journal of Laws] 2021.1836, as amended), the so-called “special purpose gas act”.

The European Commission granted this investment the status of “Project of Common Interest - PCI”.

A significant benefit for the local community will rest with the annual real estate tax paid by GAZ-SYSTEM in the amount of 2% of the value of the constructed transmission infrastructure located in a respective commune. This amount will be regularly contributing to the budget and may be allocated to the needs of local communities.

GAZ-SYSTEM plans to obtain funding also for the remaining stages of the Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline.

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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