Conexus announces procurement for the supply of a gas pumping unit
The single operator of the natural gas transmission and storage system JSC “Conexus Baltic Grid” (Conexus) has announced a procurement for the supply of the gas transfer unit assembly for Inčukalns underground gas storage. (UGS)
The procurement is carried out in the framework of the Inčukalns underground gas storage modernisation project, which is one of the largest projects of common European interest, which is being carried out in Latvia and is taking place by 2025. It aims to modernize the surface infrastructure of Inchualna's underground gas storage, gas drilling and existing gas infrastructure. During the project, the installation of a new gas pumping unit will be carried out to increase gas removal capacity, as well as to reduce the dependency of the gas storage capacity on the amount of gas and the pressure in the storage.
"As part of one of the largest projects of common European interest, a number of very important sub-projects are taking place in parallel in the Inčukalns underground storage. As a result of the procurement, we have concluded cooperation with “GasOil Technology a.s.” in the implementation of the project of the gas pumping unit, which undertakes the development of a new building design for the gas pumping unit and will ensure copying during the works. According to the technical specification we have developed in cooperation with GasOil Technology a.s., it is necessary to supply this complex by engaging a professional, cooperative partner that meets this goal,” informs Rinalds Dimins, head of Inchualna's underground gas storage.
Last year Conexus entered into an agreement with the Slovak company, GasOil Technology a.s., which will develop a new gas transfer unit construction project by mid-2022. The installation of the gas pumping unit is intended to ensure the extraction of a compression gas with a capacity of 12-15 millionm 3/24h and injection at a capacity of 4-6 million m3/24 h, as well as to reduce the dependency of the gas storage capacity on the amount of gas in the storage. In January this year, the construction authority of Krimulda municipality needed to implement the project was obtained.
Procurement documentation can be consulted in the Electronic Procurement System (EIS): https://www.eis.gov.lv/EKEIS/Supplier/Procurement/50498
The project for upgrading Inčukalns underground gas storage is co-financed by the European Union.