Longest land stretch of Baltic Pipe in Poland ready for use
The longest onshore section of the Baltic Pipe, linking Poland to Denmark and indirectly to Norwegian natural gas deposits, has been technically accepted for use, pipeline operator Gaz-System has announced.
The key section, stretching from Goleniow in northwestern Poland to Ciecierzyce in the west of the country, is ready to transport gas more than a month ahead of schedule, completing a longer stretch to Lwowek, Gaz-System said.
"The 191-km stretch of the onshore Baltic Pipe running from Goleniow to Lwowek (western Poland - PAP) is ready for launch and to carry gas," the company wrote in a press release.
Gaz-System added that the technical acceptance process was performed following positive tests of the system. The next phase of the investment will be to put the pipeline into use.
The Baltic Pipe runs along the Baltic seabed and would be another source of gas. It is a Polish-Danish strategic gas infrastructure project that will allow the transport of gas from the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea to Poland and will be operational in October 2022. The pipeline will be capable of carrying 10 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year to Poland and 3 bcm from Poland to Denmark.