Quality Assurance System
Design and construction of the System of Transit Gas Pipelines (SGT) within the territory of the Republic of Poland is based on the most stringent international engineering standards and sharp criteria of technical safety assessment thus ensuring adequate durability and long-term correct operation of the System.
According to the agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Poland and the Russian Federation dated August 25, 1993, this project was implemented basing on technical standards relevant in Poland, and also basing extensively on engineering standards and regulations relevant in other European countries. The project execution process, from preparatory works to commissioning of the system for operation, was subject to Polish legal regulations, especially the statutory ones: provisions of the construction law, spatial management and environmental protection laws.
EuRoPol GAZ s.a., as both the investor and owner of the SGT within the territory of Poland, has given the top priority to quality of the project implementation, strictly adhering to requirements of the ISO 9000 family of standards. The entire project execution process was conducted in accordance with the comprehensive Quality Assurance Process, developed and deployed just for the needs of that project. Requirements of the system were equally applicable to the Prime Designer of the SGT, the manufacturers and suppliers of materials and equipment as well as the prime contractors and subcontractors, and the investor’s supervision service.
EuRoPol GAZ s.a., having completed construction of the facilities, basing on an assessment of the engineering design’s solutions (which included in particular a verification of the static and strength calculations), the technologies applied and execution procedures as well as a confirmation of correctness of the completed works and acceptance tests, was granted the Conformity and Safety certificates for the pipeline and its all five compressor stations; the certificates were issued by Bureau Veritas and Polski Rejestr Statków S.A. All completed facilities of the project were reported as ready for operation to relevant authorities of the local state administration.
In 2021 the Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o. certifying body issued the Certificate for Conformity for the System for Management of Technical Operation for the Yamal-Europe transit gas pipeline system for natural gas transmission and operations of the transmission infrastructure within the territory of the Republic of Poland with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. This certificate will expire in September 2023. Renewal of the Certificate is a proof that the gas pipeline infrastructure is maintained in way that combines efficiency with safety including also environmental safety.