Later this year, the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will be put into operation, enabling, for the first time in history, the transmission of gas directly from deposits located in Norway to the markets in Denmark and Poland, as well as to recipients in the neighbouring countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
The commencement of gas transport to Poland is planned for 1 October 2022. The initial capacity of the Baltic Pipe will amount to approximately 2-3 billion cubic metres (bcm) per year. On the other hand, the full capacity, in the amount of 10 bcm per year, will be achieved from the beginning of 2023.
According to Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the project is of great importance to reduce the country’s dependence on Russian energy sources.
The project will also increase the transmission capacity of the Polish national gas transmission system by, inter alia, connecting it with the North-South Corridor.
The investment includes the expansion of the existing gas compressor station in Goleniów and the connection with the existing transmission infrastructure. The expanded gas compressor station will be the one used for sending increased amounts of gas from the Baltic Pipe and the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście to customers. The investment is scheduled to be completed in 2022.