On behalf of the joint natural gas transmission and storage system operator JSC “Conexus Baltic Grid” (“Conexus”), the company “GasOil Technology as” has acquired the right to perform design works for the installation of a new gas transfer unit at the Inčukalns underground gas storage (UGS) for 975,000 euros.
The tender of the Slovak company “GasOil Technology as” in the competition of four bidders as a result of an open tender was recognized as the most appropriate for the development and author supervision of the construction project for the installation of a new gas pumping unit. It is planned that 795,000 euros will be allocated for the development of the construction project, while 180,000 euros – for author supervision works, informs Dace Baltābola, the head of the Communication Department of “Conexus”.
The aim of the project is to install a new gas pumping unit in the compressor shop No. 1 of the Inčukalns underground gas storage facility by December 2024 in order to ensure the extraction of compression gas with a capacity of 12–15 million m3/ 24h and pumping with a capacity of 4-6 million m3/ 24h, as well as to reduce the dependence of the gas storage withdrawal capacity on the amount of gas in the storage.
Rinalds Dimiņš, the head of Inčukalns UGS, points out: “Currently, the seven-year storage modernization project of Inčukalns UGS will continue, which will significantly improve the security of natural gas supply, increase the storage capacity, as well as promote its integration into the international energy market. is pleased that we have managed not only to generate interest in the object, but also to successfully attract partners to carry out this next stage of development. “
In 2020, it is planned to prepare the necessary construction plan documentation for the modernization project of a new gas pumping unit, including the minimum composition of construction projects to obtain a building permit with design and start conditions, as well as to prepare technical specifications for the supply of basic technological equipment for gas pumping units, reports D. White apple.
The project is being implemented within the framework of the Inčukalns UGS modernization project, which envisages investing 88 million euros in the storage facility. The Inčukalns UGS modernization and development project has received 50% co-financing from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, and it is one of the largest projects of common European interest being implemented in Latvia, notes the Conexus representative.