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Ukraine’s operator of national gas transport Ukrtransgaz completed the construction and assembly works that will connect the new gas pipeline at the Komarno compressor station to boost gas supplies from Poland to Ukraine.
“A test launch in reverse flow mode, which will be the final stage of completion of work at the facility, is planned before the end of October”, reads a company’s statement.
The updated configuration of the linear part of the gas pipeline will allow gas transportation in both obverse and reverse modes between Ukraine and Poland. The design capacity of the modernised section is 15 million cubic meters of gas per day from Ukraine to Poland and 18 million cubic meters per day in the reverse flow mode from Poland to Ukraine.
The Komarno Complex, located in western Ukraine, is involved in gas transportation across the Ukraine-Poland border. The modernisation of the technological pipeline linkage of the compressor station will significantly improve the manoeuvrability and reliability of the GTS operation in the face of termination of the gas transit from the Russian Federation from January 1, 2020.