Goleniów-Lwówek pipeline, the longest element of the Baltic Pipe Project in Poland, has entered the advanced stage: welding and backfilling in trenches are underway.
The gas pipeline, with total length of approximately 191 kilometres, has been divided into two execution stages: the approximately 122 kilometres long Goleniów-Ciecierzyce section and the approximately 69 kilometres of Ciecierzyce-Lwówek.
“Modern trenchless methods are already a fixture in our Company onshore projects,” said Iwona Dominiak, GAZ-SYSTEM spokesperson. “Goleniów-Lwówek pipeline includes almost 100 trenchless crossings under terrain obstacles. Installation works will be completed by the end of the first quarter next year and then we will proceed with technical testing, gas filling and acceptance so that gas can start flowing through the pipeline in October 2022.”
For the first stage (Goleniów-Ciecierzyce), all pipes have already been strung and the entire route has been prepared for installation works. The greatest challenge, scheduled for the last quarter of this year, during the construction of this section will be the Direct Pipe under the Warta river in the area of Gorzów Wielkopolski. With 1400 metres, it will be the longest of this pipeline’s trenchless crossings.
The new Goleniów-Lwówek gas pipeline will enable the distribution of gas supplied from the Norwegian Shelf via the offshore gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea and from the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. The project will increase the transmission capacity of the Polish national gas transmission system by, inter alia, connecting it with the North-South Corridor.