17,000 tonnes of pipes arrive in Gdańsk for the construction of Baltic Pipe
17,000 tonnes of pipes arrived from Greece to Poland's Port of Gdańsk on Monday. They will be used in the construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. This is the first of two such deliveries. Port management stress that unloading such cargo requires maximum caution.
The pipes delivered on Monday weigh a total of 17,000 tonnes. Another such transport is to arrive in Poland in the beginning of May. The overall weight of the whole order, that is to be delivered to the Port of Gdańsk is to be 33,000 tonnes. A single pipe is 16 metres long, has a diameter of 1 metre, and weighs between 6 and 7 tonnes.
"It is a unique cargo, you need to extremely careful with it," said Anna Drozd from the Port of Gdańsk press office.
Baltic Pipe construction
The Baltic Pipe project is a strategic infrastructure project aimed at creating a new gas supply corridor on the European market.
It will enable, for the first time ever, the transmission of gas directly from fields in Norway to markets in Denmark and Poland as well as to consumers in neighbouring countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
At the same time, the Baltic Pipe project will enable bi-directional transmission, i.e. it may be used to deliver gas from Poland to Denmark.
The system is to be ready to start to transmit gas by October 1, 2022.
Poland plans to quit using Russian energy resources. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced "the most radical plan in Europe".
He also said that Baltic Pipe would be able to meet approx. half of Poland's needs.
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