More permits expected for Baltic Pipe construction
Published by Lydia Woellwarth,
On 31 March 2020, the Governor of West Pomerania Province initiated administrative procedure to issue the construction permit for the Baltic Pipe part to be located in the Polish marine areas. The 56 km of the gas pipeline will run through the Polish territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
The administrative proceedings for the offshore pipeline are divided into two parts:
- 56 km of offshore pipeline to be laid on the Baltic seabed.
- Approximately 90 m of onshore pipeline including the Niechorze-Pogorzelica Line Valve Station (LVS).
The landfall is designed as a microtunnel. This trenchless method consists in installing concrete casing to contain the offshore pipeline with the associated infrastructure. It will leave the cliff and dunes on the Polish shore intact and keep intervention works on the beach limited to the minimum.
This March, the Governor of West Pomerania Province also initiated proceedings for the so-called onshore section of the offshore pipeline. It includes the construction of the ‘spool’ and LVS. This section of the gas pipeline will lead to the LVS chamber where it will be connected with the onshore part of the project. Its location is planned in Pogorzelica area in Rewal commune.
It is expected that the complete set of permits for the offshore part and the so-called ‘spool’ will be obtained in the second quarter of this year. GAZ-SYSTEM proceeds in parallel with the selection of pipelay contractor to make commencement of the offshore pipeline construction works possible already this year.
The construction permit decision will be issued on the basis of the act on investments related to the LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie (the so called ‘Special Purpose Act’).
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/06042020/more-permits-expected-for-baltic-pipe-construction/
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