Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) coming closer to the construction stage

Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) coming closer to the construction stage

Polish gas TSO GAZ-SYSTEM has concluded two agreements regarding the northern section of the Poland-Lithuania gas interconnector.

This project aims to connect two transmission systems of Poland and Lithuania and thus integrate the gas markets of the Baltic State with European one.

The agreement for construction work to be performed on the section between Kuków and the border of the Republic of Poland (approx. 47 km) has been signed by GAZ-SYSTEM with an international consortium led by the Polish company of JT S.A.

The northern section of the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania is approx. 185 km long. It will span between 16 municipalities. Several accompanying structures will be erected under the project as well, as these are necessary for ensuring proper and safe operation of the infrastructure. The said structures include the so-called Block and Bleed Units (BBU) positioned every 20-30 km along the pipeline, as well as access roads and power grid connections.

Preparatory work is in progress along the southern section of the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania. Tendering procedures concerned with the selection of construction and installation companies are on-going as well.

The total value of EU subsidies for GIPL equals EUR 266.4 million (for both investors – GAZ-SYSTEM and Amber Grid), and financing is provided under the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).