Poland to start Hermanowice-Strachocina gas pipeline constructionStaff Writer | February 25, 2017
Construction will soon start on the 72-km (45-mile) Hermanowice-Strachocina gas pipeline, the Polish natural gas transmission system operator, Gaz-System, said.
Energy transport Hermanowice-Strachocina gas pipeline
"he investment is of great importance in the context of the planned construction of a new gas pipeline between Poland and Ukraine," Gaz-System said in a statement.
Gaz-System said it has selected PGNiG Technologie to build the EU-backed pipeline following a tender.
The investment will cost Zloty 288 million ($70.5 million) and is scheduled to be completed in 2019, the TSO said.
The project will provide transmission capacity for the planned Polish-Slovakian interconnector.
It will also allow for the expansion of the Hermanowice interconnector on the Ukrainian border and will provide transmission capacity for a planned 112-km interconnector between Hermanowice and Bliche Volytsia in Ukraine, Gaz-System said.
The Polish and Ukrainian TSOs are currently conducting a market consultation on the interconnection between the two countries. ■