Poland’s natural gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM has performed acceptance testing of all three natural gas compressor stations that were constructed and expanded as part of the Baltic Pipe project. Their main task will be to distribute natural gas imported from the Norwegian Shelf throughout Poland.
The Odolanów natural gas compression station was the first of the three stations that reported operational readiness, followed by Goleniów and finally Gustorzyn, where the compression station was built from the ground up. All these facilities are currently in the process of being filled with gas and undergoing finishing works.
The expansion of the two existing compressor stations and the construction of a new compressor station in Gustorzyn has increased the total gas compression capacity of the national transmission system by more than 50 per cent, which significantly improves the flexibility and operational security of the transmission network.
“The completion of acceptance testing of these three compressor stations means that the natural gas supplied via the Baltic Pipe offshore pipeline, at the right pressure, will be able to reach customers throughout Poland,” said Tomasz Stępień, President of GAZ-SYSTEM.
The Baltic Pipe project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Poland. It was classified as a Project of Common Interest by The European Commission and the opening ceremony will be held on 27 September.