The company "GasOil Technology a.s.” has obtained the right to carry out design works of a new gas transfer facility for the unifies natural gas transmission and storage system operator JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid" (Conexus) to be installed in Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage (UGS) for EUR 975 000.
The offer of the Slovak company "GasOil Technology a.s." was recognized as the most appropriate for the development and author's supervision on the construction project of the new gas transfer facility among the competition of four tenderers. It is planned that EUR 795 000 will be allocated to the development of construction project and EUR 180 000 to the works of author's supervision.
The aim of the project is to install a new gas transfer facility in compressor unit No. 1 of Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage by December 2024 to ensure the extraction of compression gas with a capacity of 12-15 Mio. m3/24h and injection with capacity of 4-6 Mio. m3/24h and to reduce the dependence of gas storage removal capacity on the amount of gas in the storage.
Rinalds Dimiņš, Head of Inčukalns UGS informs: "Now seven-year storage modernization project continues at Inčukalns UGS, which will significantly improve the security of natural gas supply, increase storage operating capacity and facilitate its integration into the international energy market. Attracting industry professionals is important in energy infrastructure projects, so I am pleased that we have managed not only to initiate interest in the site, but also to successfully attract a cooperation partner to implement this current development phase."
In 2020, it is planned to prepare the construction intent documentation required for the gas transfer facility modernization project, including a minimum construction project, to obtain a construction permit with designing and construction commencement conditions, and it is also planned to prepare the technical specification for the delivery of basic technological equipment for the gas transfer facility.
The project is implemented within the framework of Inčukalns UGS modernization project, which foresees investment of €88 million in the storage. Inčukalns UGS modernization and development project has received 50% co-financing from the European Union (EU) Connecting Europe Facility program (CEF), and this is one of the largest projects of common European interest being implemented in Latvia.