MT Group is constructing an onshore gas pipeline for the Baltic Pipe project in Poland. The contract was signed with Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM.

The onshore part of the Baltic Pipe project is divided into several key elements including the construction of 41km length pipeline section between Niechorze and Płoty, the Receiving Terminal in Konarzewo, Gas Transmission Station in Ploty and line valve stations.

On the pipeline section almost 30km of pipes have already been welded, over 500 curves have been bent. More than 22km of the pipeline is already lowered in the trench with backfilling works ongoing.

We are happy to announce that over the past few months construction works on other important parts of the project picked up the speed, particularly in the area of Konarzewo and Płoty stations, where construction of buildings’ and piping foundations have been commenced, as well as the construction of access road and erection of other engineering networks.

Most importantly, ordered materials are already arriving on-site allowing welding crews to start welding activities in Konarzewo and Ploty areas, which is another significant milestone towards timely execution of the works.

“We are executing the project in a really challenging and COVID impacted environment. Not only it had imposed various obstacles related to personnel management, testing and travel restrictions, but it also significantly disrupted the entire supply chain for construction materials and particularly special technological equipment. We had to deal with prolonged delivery time and are still coping with delays to deliver components in a timely manner. I am particularly proud of our procurement team, which raise to the challenge and went great lengths to order major long-lead items. Despite many adversities, we are still on a good path to implement the project in a timely manner and to satisfaction of our client Gaz System,“ says Simonas Kunickas, General Manager of MT Group.

Almost 64 million Eur value contract was signed in November 2020. The construction works are expected to be completed by September 2022.

The Baltic Pipe project is a strategic natural gas infrastructure project aiming to create a new gas supply corridor in the European market. The investment will enable the transportation of gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to end-users in neighboring countries.

Photo credits: Energinet / Palle Peter Skov and MT Group.