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New steps towards the completion of the Poland-Lithuania gas interconnector

Poland’s natural gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM concluded two agreements regarding the northern section of the Poland-Lithuania gas interconnector, all important steps towards the construction of this fundamental gas pipeline for Europe.

The first one is related to the investor’s supervision exercised over this portion of the project. The other one was concluded by the Polish company with the contractor responsible for performing construction work on the northern section of the pipeline.

“This project aims to connect two transmission systems of Poland and Lithuania,” said Artur Zawartko, Vice President of GAZ-SYSTEM. “The future objective is to integrate the gas markets of the Baltic States. The pipeline will also contribute to gasification of Poland’s north-eastern regions that have so far been deprived, almost entirely, of access to natural gas.”

The northern section of the Poland-Lithuania Gas Interconnector is approximately 185 kilometres 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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