Work ongoing for Polish-Slovak interconnector

By Dariusz Kalan 31 March 2017
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Limited Polish infrastructure may pose a problem for the Polish-Slovak interconnector (Gaz-System) Limited Polish infrastructure may pose a problem for the Polish-Slovak interconnector (Gaz-System)

The EU’s recent decision to cover 40% of the costs for the Polish-Slovak gas interconnector was a major boon for the project, but a number of issues remain.

The 158 km connection will join two compressor stations – Poland’s Strachocina (under construction) and Slovakia’s Velké Kapušany (being repaired). Labelled a Project of Common Interest by the EU in 2013, the European Commission offered to contribute €107.7 million ($115.5 million) in mid-February as part of the second 2016 Connecting Europe Facility Energy call for proposals. The interconnector received more funding than any of the 17 other projects receiving assistance.

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