The unified natural gas transmission and storage system operator JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid” has announced a procurement within the framework of Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage modernization project regarding the delivery of required basic equipment for reconstruction of gas collection point No. 3.
The planned works are one of the projects in the large-scale storage modernization project, which is currently taking place in Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage until the end of 2025. It is also planned to improve the overground facilities, including the dismantling of the existing collection point No. 3 (GCP) of Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage and the construction of a new one instead. If GCP 3 had 30 technological lines so far, now it is planned to construct on average 34 state-of-the-art technology lines with the maximum operating pressure of 105 bars.
At the moment, work is continued on the development of a construction project for improvement of GCS 3 during the implementation of the project, which, in accordance with the agreement signed in January, is carried out by Riga SIA "OLIMPS". The cooperation partner has also developed the technical specification for the basic equipment required to reconstruct GCP 3.
"Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage currently implements one the greatest modernization projects in the past years, as several complex and technically complicated works are done at the same time. Reconstruction of GCS 3 is needed to replace technologically outdated equipment, to increase its throughput, so that the storage can better adapt to the needs of system users and the market. The aim to install the separators needed to purify the gas flow is also important and special constructions with two stages are planned for them. The delivery of basic equipment is an important stage of the process, therefore we are looking forward to the responsiveness of industry professionals," says Rinalds Dimiņš, Head of Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage.
Since the reconstruction works of the GCP 3 are to be carried out in two stages, prescribing the delivery of basic equipment of first part 30 September 2022, and the delivery of basic equipment of 2nd part by 1 September 2023.
The procurement documentation can be seen at Conexus website.