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GAZ-SYSTEM moves ahead with the Poland-Lithuania gas interconnector

Poland’s natural gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM has concluded a contract for the construction works related to the second part of the northern section of the Poland-Lithuania gas interconnector.

The section Konopka-Kuków, approximately 77 kilometre-long, will be built by a consortium of companies led by Polish energy infrastructure firm NDI Energy.

“The Poland-Lithuania gas pipeline is an important element for the integration of gas markets in the Baltic States,” said Artur Zawartko, Vice President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM. “The signed contract is an expression of the consistent implementation of the investment, despite current restrictions caused by the pandemic. The company monitors the market and conducts an active dialogue with its contractors, which allows developing optimal solutions for the parties and ensuring safe and effective work.”

This contract is the latest in a series of agreements signed at the end of March, all important steps towards the construction of this fundamental gas pipeline for Europe.

The northern section of the Poland-Lithuania Gas Interconnector is approximately 185 kilometre-long and it will be located in two voivodships: Podlaskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie. Several accompanying structures will be erected under the project as well, as these are necessary for ensuring the proper and safe operation of the infrastructure. The said structures include the so-called Block and Bleed Units (BBU) positioned every 20-30 kilometres along the pipeline, as well as access roads and power grid connections.

Preparatory work is also in progress along the southern section of the Poland-Lithuania Gas Interconnector. Tendering procedures concerned with the selection of construction and installation companies are on-going as well.

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