30 December 2021 witnessed GAZ-SYSTEM signing an agreement with the Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute for co-financing the project “Gustorzyn-Wronów gas pipeline – 1st STAGE Gustorzyn-Lesniewice”. The maximum financial support to be obtained may reach over PLN 137 million.
The funds were granted under the OPI&E 2014-2020 programme – VII Priority axis “Improvement of energy security”, measure 7.1 “Development of intelligent systems for energy storage, transmission and distribution”.
The Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline with a total length of 307.5 km will boost the safety and continuity of gas fuel supply to recipients in central Poland. Its task involves connection of the junction and the gas compressor station under construction in Gustorzyn with the junction and compressor station in Wronów. The execution of this investment is broken down into three construction sections:
Gustorzyn – Lesniewice, 54 km long
Lesniewice – Rawa Mazowiecka, 100.3 km long
Rawa Mazowiecka – Wronów, 153.2 km long.
The Gustorzyn – Lesniewice section, which is the first stage of the Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline, is located in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian and Masovian voivodeships. Its route runs through the area of six communes: Brzesc Kujawski, Wloclawek, Chocen, Kowal, Baruchowo and Gostynin. The construction of this section of the gas pipeline has already entered the construction stage.
The envisaged completion date for the entire Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline is set for 2023. The section Gustorzyn – Lesniewice is also already under construction; whereas for the section Lesniewice – Rawa Mazowiecka, the final stage of the tender process for the selection of the construction contractor is underway.
The investment is executed under the Act of 24 April 2009 on investments in the liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Swinoujscie (Dz. U. [Poland’s Journal of Laws] 2021.1836, as amended), the so-called “special purpose gas act”.
The European Commission granted this investment the status of “Project of Common Interest - PCI”.
A significant benefit for the local community will rest with the annual real estate tax paid by GAZ-SYSTEM in the amount of 2% of the value of the constructed transmission infrastructure located in a respective commune. This amount will be regularly contributing to the budget and may be allocated to the needs of local communities.
GAZ-SYSTEM plans to obtain funding also for the remaining stages of the Gustorzyn – Wronów gas pipeline.