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GAZ-SYSTEM completes technical acceptance of yet another section of the Baltic Pipe

Poland’s natural gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM has completed technical acceptance of 41 kilometres of the Niechorze-Płoty gas pipeline, the main part of the section connecting the offshore gas pipeline to the national transmission system.

“The construction of Baltic Pipe, the key project that will ensure the diversification of gas supply sources for Poland, is now nearing completion,” said Tomasz Stępień, President of GAZ-SYSTEM. “Onshore pipelines and facilities in Poland are currently being tested and accepted. We would like to thank all the external entities and their employees involved in this process. Owing to good cooperation, the project will be handed over on time, by 1 October  2022.”

“[The Office of Technical Inspection] UDT has been involved in the Baltic Pipe project, which is crucial for Poland’s energy independence, since the very beginning and has been supporting it at every stage,” added Andrzej Ziółkowski, President of UDT and added. “The decisions we have issued permit the operation of the linear sections of the gas pipeline and confirm their technical safety. These actions aim to ensure energy security and define the purpose of UDT’s activities in the area of public safety.”

The accepted pipeline crosses 5 communes in the West Pomeranian Province: Rewal, Trzebiatów, Karnice, Gryfice and Płoty. The technical acceptance was carried out according to schedule after obtaining positive results from pressure testing and geometric pigging. A total of 10 leak and strength tests were conducted.

The next stage of this project is gas-in and commissioning. Work on the construction of the Receiving Terminal in Konarzewo and the tie-in with the subsea gas pipeline is ongoing in parallel.

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