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Contractor chosen for Poland-Slovakia pipeline

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“The Poland-Slovakia gas connection is an important element in building an integrated European gas market. It will allow us to increase gas transmission from the LNG terminal and the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline to our partners from Central and Eastern Europe. On 19 July 2019, GAZ-SYSTEM signed a contract for the construction of this gas pipeline” said Artur Zawartko, Vice-President of GAZ-SYSTEM.

The contract for the investment project was concluded with a consortium composed of Budimex Mostostal S.A. and Mostostal Kraków S.A. The value of the contract amounts to over zl 500 million. Construction work will begin in September 2019. The gas pipeline will be approximately 59 km long, with a diameter of 1000 mm and an operating pressure of 8.4 MPa.

Vice President Zawartko emphasised that the gas pipeline will contribute to the economic development of the Subcarpathian region, especially in the communes on the gas pipeline route. Another important benefit for the local community will be the property tax paid annually by GAZ-SYSTEM, which will be up to 2% of the constructed transmission infrastructure value.

The Poland-Slovakia gas connection requires extensive complex engineering work. “In order to pass under the elements of the road and municipal infrastructure and watercourses, approximately 20 smaller trenchless crossings will be made, with a total length of 885 m. In addition, there will be drilling conducted under the Sanoczek River at a depth of approximately 50 m and a length of approximately 1 km. Moreover, the gas pipeline route runs through mountainous areas, with an elevation of 337 m from the starting point at the Strachocina station to the final point at the Polish border. On the gas pipeline route, two shut-off and relief valve systems will be constructed in the towns of Plonna and Nowy Lupków” says Artur Zawartko, the Vice-President of GAZ-SYSTEM.

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