On 17 January 2020, the final acceptance of Zdzieszowice – Kedzierzyn-Kozle (Poland) gas pipeline took place. It is the first of the strategic gas pipelines in GAZ-SYSTEM branch in Swierklany, the construction of which has already been completed.
The Zdzieszowice – Kedzierzyn-Kozle gas pipeline is an important system connection of the following pipelines under construction: Zdzieszowice – Wroclaw and Tworóg – Kedzierzyn-Kozle in Opolskie Province. It is part of the North-South Gas Corridor. Within this investment, GAZ-SYSTEM commissioned three pipelines: Lwówek – Odolanów, Czeszów – Wierzchowice and Czeszów – Kielczów.
Artur Zawartko, Vice-President of GAZ-SYSTEM, said that “Commissioning was planned for 14 February according to the schedule. As a result of obtaining all the permits and completing the works before the deadline, we were able to have the gas pipeline commissioned already in January this year. It took less than two years to build the pipeline.”
Under this project, the following was implemented:
- A gas pipeline with 1000 mm diameter, 8.4 MPa pressure and 17.3 km length.
- A fibre-optic line along the pipeline.
- A system reduction and measurement station (SRMS), Kedzierzyn Las with capacity of 150 000 m3/h.
- Two ‘block and bleed’ systems: Kedzierzyn Las and Lesnica.
- An access road to the SRMS Kedzierzyn Las, 900 m long and 7 m wide, including water and sewage connections for the needs of the Kedzierzyn Compressor Station under construction.
On the gas pipeline route, GAZ-SYSTEM overcame 15 field obstacles using trenchless methods, such as the Gliwicki Channel in Kedzierzyn-Kozle, by means of horizontal directional drilling (HDD). 806 m long, it was the longest drilling carried out within the strategic gas pipelines under construction in the Swierklany Branch.
GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. It is responsible for natural gas transmission and operates important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015 - 2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.
The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/27012020/gaz-system-completes-construction-of-gas-pipeline/