The strategic goal for EuRoPol GAZ s.a. functioning is safe, reliable and environmentally friendly rendering of natural gas transport services using the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline within a scope resulting from concluded agreements and contract.
EuRoPol GAZ s.a. is a Polish company operating since 1993: it was established on September 23, 1993 when its first leadership were appointed; on December 15 the company was incorporated and registered by the Area Court of Warsaw.
EuRoPol GAZ s.a. is the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline - one of the most advanced and the largest energy project in Europe of the turn of the 21st and 22nd century. The 684 km long Polish part of the pipeline carries natural gas for the needs of both domestic and international customers. The company has made available its unutilised pipeline transmission capacity to the OGP GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. operator company that offers services of gas transmission within the System of Gas Transit Pipelines.
Operations of EuRoPol GAZ s.a. are based on many inter-governmental documents; the most important of them include:
- Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Poland and the Russian Federation on construction of the system of transit gas pipelines for transit of Russian gas through the territory of the Republic of Poland and deliveries of Russian gas to the Republic of Poland, dated August 25, 1993;
- Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Russian Federation on organisational steps aimed at implementation of the Agreement dated August 25, signed on February 18, 1995;
- Additional Protocol to the Agreement dated August 25, 1993, signed on February 12, 2003;
- Protocol on introduction of modifications to the inter-governmental Agreement dated August 25, 1993, signed on October 29, 2010;
- Protocol on introduction of modifications to the Additional Protocol to the Agreement of August 25, 1993, dated October 29, 2010.
There are five compressor stations located along the Polish part of the gas pipeline: in Kondratki, Zambrów, Ciechanów, Włocławek and Szamotuły. These are facilities equipped with advanced devices, operated by highly skilled personnel and performing their tasks in a continuous and safe manner. The compressor stations are the crucial element of the whole system, necessary to transmit gas along the entire length of the pipeline in the maximum planned quantities.
CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY FOR TECHNICAL OPERATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In 2014 a certifying institution - Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o. - renewed for the next three years the Certificate of Conformity for the System for Management of the Technical Operation of the Yamal-Europe transit gas pipeline within the territory of the Republic of Poland. This renewal is a proof that the gas pipeline infrastructure is maintained in excellent condition and operates it in a way combining effectiveness with safety including also safety of the environment.
In 2015, by decision of the Chapter House of the Laurel of Innovativeness Competition named after Stanisław Staszic, the Golden Laurel 2015 award in the category of Construction Industry, Public Facilities, Safety and Firefighting went to EuRoPol GAZ for the project „Gas Transmission Service in the Aspect of Improving Safety of Humans, Environment and Technology". Thank to this project advanced automatic control systems installed in compressor stations in the Polish part of the Yamal gas pipeline have been improving safety and contributing to rising reliability of service rendering by EuRoPol GAZ s.a.
In 2014 EuRoPol GAZ s.a. was awarded by the Office of Technical Inspection within a nationwide ranking with the title of the Leader of Technology Safety. This award confirmed the Company’s compliance with the most stringent standards in gas transmission and maintenance of technical infrastructure of the Polish part of the Yamal gas pipeline which has been warranting for more than 20 years a safe, reliable and effective operation of the whole pipeline infrastructure.