European Commission, DG ENER
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG)
The Action contributes to the implementation of the Project of Common Interest (PCI) 8.5 Poland-Lithuania interconnection, currently known as GIPL.
The objective of the Action is to establish a physical interconnection between the Polish and Lithuanian gas transmission systems. The Action consists of the construction of the GIPL pipeline and its supporting infrastructure. GIPL includes, on the Polish side, a gas pipeline between Hołowczyce and the PL-LT border (approx. range between 310 and 357 km, DN 700) and on the Lithuanian side a gas pipeline between the PL-LT border and Jauniunai (approx. 177 km, DN 700). The supporting infrastructure includes the construction of a new compressor station in Gustorzyn in Poland, the extension, modernization of the pipeline to the Hołowczyce node, the extension of the Hołowczyce compressor station, as well as the construction of gas pressure reduction and metering station(s) located near the PL-LT border in Lithuania.
The implementation of GIPL will constitute an important element of expansion of the BEMIP gas network, connecting the isolated Baltic States to the EU gas market.
Furthermore, GIPL will open the way to new sources and routes of gas supplies, significantly enhancing the competitiveness and strengthening the liberalisation of the gas market in the Baltic countries.