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Public Tender on Acquisition of Steel Pipes for GIPL Launched

On July 18 AB Amber Grid has launched an international tender to acquire steel pipes of the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.

The Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) project is a part of the European Union’s project of common-interest (PCI), which is implemented by AB Amber Grid together with the Polish transmission system operators GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.

The amount of pipes is needed for about of 165 km of pipeline. Applications for participation in this procurement must be submitted until August 24, 10 AM (Vilnius time).

2019 Q2 is provisioned as a start of pipeline construction works in the territory of Lithuania, after international tender is over. GIPL pipeline is planned to be completed and put into operation in December 2021.

The approximate projected length of the pipeline is around 500 km, while 165 km running in the territory of Lithuania. Transmission pipeline will be laid between Jauniūnai compressor station in Širvintos district to the Lithuania-Poland border in Lazdijai District.

When the pipeline is constructed, new capacities will be created allowing to transport gas up to 27 TWh a year to Baltic States and up to 22 TWh a year to Poland, making the gas market of Baltic States a part of common EU gas market.

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