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GAZ-SYSTEM receives approval for onshore gas pipelines in north-central Poland

The Polish transmission operator GAZ-SYSTEM has received the approval from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (Kujawsko-Pomorskie) for the location of a new Gustorzyn-Gardeja gas pipeline, the company announced on 26 January.

A month earlier, the company obtained two separate approvals on the location of the Gardeja – Kolnik gas pipeline. With all three approvals, the onshore part of the company’s FSRU project now has a complete set of location decisions. 

The onshore section of the FSRU program plans to expand the national transmission system, which would enable “effective distribution of gas from the Gdańsk area to central Poland, according to a press release from GAZ-SYSTEM. The onshore section will have a total length of approximately 250 kilometres (km), comprised of three investments: the Kolnik – Gdańsk gas pipeline (approximately 35 km); the Gardeja – Kolnik gas pipeline (approximately 86 km); and the Gustorzyn-Gardeja gas pipeline (approximately 128 km).

“The FSRU program is currently a key element of the policy of ensuring the continuity of gas supplies to Polish customers and the development of a stable natural gas market in the region. The importance of this project for our part of Europe is demonstrated by the recently awarded co-financing of works for the maritime section of the FSRU by the European Commission. Obtaining location decisions for the Gardeja-Kolnik and Gustorzyn-Gardeja gas pipelines means that the company can proceed to the next stage, for example, proceeding with the construction permit decision,” said Marcin Chludziński, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM. 

In June 2022, GAZ-SYSTEM obtained a building permit for the first of three sections of the onshore gas pipelines of the project (the Kolnik – Gdańsk gas pipeline).

In October 2022, GAZ-SYSTEM signed a contract with the Danish Rambøll Danmark for design work, including all necessary studies (including natural and geological-engineering studies). Whilst in November 2022, GAZ-SYSTEM signed a contract for a technical advisor who will assist the company in supervising the work performed by Rambøll.

Separately, the construction of the offshore section of the FSRU project is progressing well, according to a press release from the company.

The FSRU project is planned to be commissioned in around 2027/2028, according to the press release.

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