Poland’s natural gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM has obtained the permission to begin construction works for the gas pipeline interconnecting the Baltic Pipe with the National Gas Transmission System.
The first permit issued by the governor of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship concerns the 42-kilometre section from the Płoty Node to the Goleniów Compressor Station, and the second one concerns the 36.5-kilometre section from the Konarzewo Receiving Terminal to the Płoty Gas Transmission Node. The third permit concerns the 4.5-kilometre section from Niechorze to the Konarzewo Receiving Terminal.
“We are only missing one more permit for the construction of the onshore part of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in Poland, the one concerning approximately 90 metres of the pipeline from the first dry welded joint to Niechorze,” commented Tomasz Stępień, Chair of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM. “Efficient implementation of the subsequent stages is possible thanks to the involvement of the governor of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.”
The investment is part of the Baltic Pipe Project, the purpose of which is to create a new gas supply corridor on the European market. The project consists of 5 components and one of them envisages the expansion and modernisation of the Polish gas transmission system. As a result of the implementation of this part of the investment, the offshore pipeline will be interconnected with the existing transmission system through construction of pipelines between Niechorze, Płoty and Goleniów as well as between Goleniów and Lwówek, a compressor station in Gustorzyń and expansion of the compressor station in Goleniów and Odolanów.
Due to the strategic importance of the investment, the pipelines and the accompanying infrastructure for all stages of the Baltic Pipe will be constructed under the so-called Special Purpose Gas Act.