Velké Kapušany, September 21 - Neftegaz.RU. An official ceremony, held in Slovak town kicked off construction works on the Slovak section of the cross-border gas pipeline, that is meant to connect gas transmission systems of Poland and Slovakia.
The event was attended by Peter Pellegrini, PM of Slovakia, Peter Žiga, Minister of Economy of Slovakia, Rastislav Nukovic, Gen. Director at Eustream, and Tomasz Stepien, CEO of GAZ-SYSTEM.
The interconnector is going to link the gas compressor station, based in the Slovak town of Velké Kapušany with the gas hub, located in the town of Strachocina, Poland. The project has been jointly implemented by GAZ-SYSTEM and Eustream, the Slovak company.
Tomasz Stepien emphasised that the construction of the interconnector tying Poland and Slovakia complements a top-priority EU infrastructural concept, i.e. execution of the North-South Corridor. «Owing to this implementation, the states of the region will be granted an access to new gas delivery sources from the northern direction, such as e.g. LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie or Baltic Pipe» he said.
Rastislav Nukovic emphasised that building of the Polish-Slovak gas interconnection is an example of an excellent cooperation between these 2 countries and the companies as well. «The interconnector that is under construction creates new gas trading opportunities, that are going to be advantageous to CEE countries» he declared.
The planned interconnector will bind gas transmission systems of both states: the Slovak gas compressor station, based in the town of Velké Kapušany with the gas hub, located in Strachocina.
The project of Poland-Slovakia gas connection also covers an indispensable extension of an internal transmission network in south-eastern Poland, construction of the gas compressor station in Strachocina and establishing of the metering station nearby the Polish-Slovak border.
The total length of the connection is 165 km. The commencement construction works is scheduled for mid 2019. The into-Poland and into-Slovakia capacities amount to 5.7 billion m3/annually and 4.7 billion m3/annually, respectively.
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