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Final building permit obtained for Baltic Pipe project

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World Pipelines,


On 22 April 2020, the Governor of West Pomerania province (Poland) issued a building permit for the offshore part of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in Poland. Thus, GAZ-SYSTEM has completed the permit obtaining stage for the Baltic Pipe project in Poland.

“Being granted this particular permit means to us that GAZ-SYSTEM may launch construction works of all gas pipelines and Baltic Pipe facilities in Poland, both offshore and onshore. A contract for the construction and installation of the offshore gas pipeline will be signed soon,” said Tomasz Stepien, President of the Management Board for GAZ-SYSTEM.

The last permit that was issued covers a 56 km long section of offshore gas pipeline with its shore entry point. The gas pipeline will end at what is called the first dry weld, or the point connecting the offshore gas pipeline with the onshore infrastructure.

Part of the gas pipeline under construction will be constructed using the microtunnelling method, whereby approximately 600 m of pipe will be laid under the coastline. Using this method, GAZ-SYSTEM will leave the sea shore as well as the dune belt and coastal cliff intact.

In November 2019 GAZ-SYSTEM obtained the environmental decision, and at the beginning of January 2020 the Governor of West Pomerania province signed the location decision for this gas pipeline. At the beginning of April 2020 the company also obtained a building permit for the onshore section of the offshore gas pipeline. All building permits for the onshore section of the Baltic Pipe project in Poland were granted earlier.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/24042020/final-building-permit-obtained-for-baltic-pipe-project/

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