Pipelines, Storage & Power

Work ongoing for Polish-Slovak interconnector

The Polish-Slovak interconnector is set to receive a large share of its funding through the European Commission, but the project will still face challenges beyond its control The Polish-Slovak interconnector is set to receive a large share of its funding through the European Commission, but the project will still face challenges beyond its control.
By Dariusz Kalan 31 March 2017 0 25298
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...