The development of potential Baltic Pipe project is surging forward as Polish Gaz-System has now appointed a company to develop the design of a gas compression stations in Poland.Gaz-system announces in a press release that the tender round has resulted in three agreements with Gazoproject's offices for gas studies and projects.
According to Gaz-System, the contracts aare for the expansion of gas compression stations in Goleniów and Odolanów as well as the system hub and ancillary infrastructure. The gas transmission hub will also be expanded and a new gas compression station will be built in Gustorzyn.
"These investment projects are crucial for the effective operation of the Polish transmission system, considering greater volumes of natural gas derived from diversified gas sources, expanded LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, and the construction of the offshore gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland," writes Gaz-System in the press release.
Under the agreement, Gazoproject will need to arrange the necessary approvals and permits and exercise Gaz-System's supervision over the investment project implementation.
Onshore gas pipeline to tender
In the press release Gaz-System also mentions a public tender for the contract to design an onshore gas pipeline in Poland, connecting the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe with the national gas transmission system. Thus far the company has nominated Rambøll for analysis and design work necessary to achieve building permits for an offshore gas pipeline.
Denmark's Energinet is involved in the development of Baltic Pipe together with the Polish company. The two companies share project costs which are estimated to lie between DKK 12 (EUR 1.6 billion) and DKK 16 billion.
The final investment decision is expected to be made during 2018. If everything goes according to plan, the pipeline will begin operations from Oct. 1 2022.
According to Energinet, the pipeline will have a capacity of up to 10 billion cubic meters of gas annually.
English Edit: Lena Rutkowski
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