GAZ-SYSTEM’s FSRU programme gains ground

GAZ-SYSTEM’s Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) programme has made significant progress with the FSRU onshore component now holding a complete set of location decisions for a gas pipeline in Poland.

Courtesy of GAZ-SYSTEM

According to GAZ-SYSTEM, the governor of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province has provided the company with two location decisions for the Gustorzyn-Gardeja gas pipeline.

A month before, the company obtained two location decisions from the Pomeranian governor for the Gardeja-Kolnik section.

The onshore component of the FSRU programme assumes the expansion of the national transmission system to enable efficient distribution of gas from the Gdańsk area to central Poland.

The component, with a total length of about 250 km, includes the construction of three gas pipeline sections: Kolnik-Gdańsk (approx. 35 km), Gardeja-Kolnik (approx. 86 km), and Gustorzyn-Gardeja (approx. 128 km).

Marcin Chludziński, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM, said: “The FSRU Programme is currently a key element of the policy to ensure continuity of gas supply to Polish customers and develop a stable natural gas market in the region.”

“The importance of this project for our part of Europe is evidenced by the co-financing recently granted by the European Commission for the work on the offshore component of the FSRU. Receiving location decisions for Gardeja-Kolnik and Gustorzyn-Gardeja gas pipelines means that the company can now proceed towards obtaining the construction permits.”

In June 2022, GAZ-SYSTEM obtained the construction permit for the first of the three onshore gas pipeline sections – Kolnik-Gdańsk.

GAZ-SYSTEM noted that the work on the FSRU offshore component is progressing quickly as well.

In October 2022, GAZ-SYSTEM and Rambøll Denmark signed an agreement for the design preparation that covers the performance of all necessary surveys (including environmental, geological, and engineering).

The contract calls for obtaining all the required permits, including the construction permit for the offshore gas pipeline connecting the FSRU with the onshore system.

In November 2022, a technical advisor was contracted to assist GAZ-SYSTEM in supervising the work performed by Rambøll.

In December 2022, the European Commission, under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), granted funding to the LNG Gdańsk Project for the development of technical specifications and performance of engineering works for the floating LNG Terminal. To note, the maximum amount of the awarded support is approx. €19.6 million.

The handover of the system for operation is planned for 2027/2028.

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