The construction of the Polish section of the new cross-border gas pipeline connecting Poland and Slovakia, was launched on the 6th September 2019. The construction of the Slovak section started already in September 2018 and works are well progressing.
The Poland-Slovakia gas interconnection will be a high-pressure, bi-directional pipeline with a diameter of 1,000 mm. Its Polish section will be 59km-long, while the Slovakian part of the pipeline will be 103km-long. The commissioning of the new pipeline is expected in 2021.
The connection of the Slovak and Polish gas transmission systems has the status as an EU Project of Common Interest. and as such benefits from EU funding through the CEF programme. The grant for works - €107,7 million - was awarded in February 2017 and covers 40% of the construction costs.
The implementation of this new interconnection is an important part of the North South Gas Interconnections in Central Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and will contribute to the enhancement of the regional security of supply and the development of a competitive gas market in the entire region.