Designer for new gas pipeline of over 200 km selected
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Gaz-System – the transmission system operator – has signed with ILF Consulting Engineers Polska a contract for a gas pipeline project Gustorzyn – Wicko. The investment is related to the floating LNG terminal planned in the Gdansk Bay.
The two-stage project
The signed contract concerns the preparation of design documentation along with copyright proceedings. The Gustorzyn – Wicko gas pipeline will run through two voivodeships – Pomorskie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie, and its length will be 214 km. The investment will consist of two stages:
- the first will cover the Gardeja – Kolnik section with a length of approx. 86 km;
- the second will extend over approx. 128 km of the Gustorzyn – Gardeja section.
The gas pipeline will connect the compressor station (under construction) in Gustorzyna through the gas hub in Kolnik with the LNG ship in the Gdansk Bay. Thanks to the investment, the collection and transport of natural gas will increase, meet the needs of a growing demand.
It is worth noting, that the task is part of the climate policy of both Poland and the European Union. So far, ILF Consulting Engineers Polska has designed 1,400 km of gas transmission pipelines commissioned by Gaz-System, incl. Baltic Pipe, Szczecin – Gdansk, or Lwowek – Odolanow. The new gas pipeline will efficiently distribute gas from the Gdansk area to Polish recipients, and later also contribute to the development of the natural gas market in the eastern Europe. The capacity of the Polish transmission system will be improved, and the economic importance of this part will increase.
FSRU floating terminal
Works are currently underway on the 35 km project of the Kolnik-Gdansk gas pipeline. As part of the connection, a floating FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) will be connected with a node in Kolnik, which will enable the collection and transport of gas from the floating terminal. Consortium Ramboll Polska sp. Zoo. and Ramboll Danmark A / S are awarded for the design and author’s supervision of this part of the investment.
The FSRU vessel, which will store and re-gasify liquefied natural gas, will be located in the Gdansk Bay. The assumption is that the FSRU terminal is to be ready to receive 4.5 billion m3 of gas annually, as well as supply the regasification capacity for future LNG demand and market development. The terminal is scheduled to be put into service in 2026/2027.