Gaz-System has carried out technical acceptance of the Goleniow – Ciecierzyce gas pipeline, the key onshore section of Baltic Pipe, the company said on Wednesday. This means that this section of the pipeline is ready for commissioning and gasification, it added.
“Gaz-System, more than 30 days ahead of schedule, has carried out the technical acceptance of the Goleniow – Ciecierzyce gas pipeline. Thus, the key onshore section of the Baltic Pipe running between Goleniów and Lwówek and measuring 191 km is ready for commissioning and gasification,” – the communiqué stated.
As Gaz-System reminded, the route of the received gas pipeline passes through 10 communes in Wielkopolskie and Zachodniopomorskie voivodships.
It was added that acceptance was made after positive hydraulic tests and a geometric pig test. A total of 18 leakage and strength tests were performed. The next stage of this investment will be commissioning.
Baltic Pipe is to create a new natural gas supply route from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets and to end-users in neighbouring countries. The investors are the transmission operators: Danish Energinet and Polish Gaz-System. According to the plans, the transmission route is to start operating on 1 October 2022 and reach full capacity at the beginning of 2023.
After commissioning in October, Baltic Pipe will have a capacity of 2-3 bcm of gas per year. In 2023 the pipeline will reach its maximum capacity, i.e. 10 bcm of gas per year.