WARSAW. MARCH 8. INTERFAX CENTRAL EUROPE - Polish gas leader PGNiG will announce in March a tender for the above-ground section of an underground gas storage facility to be enlarged in Wierzchowice, the company said Thursday.
"The tender will be announced in March," PGNiG's spokesman Tomasz Fill told reporters on Thursday.
After enlargement the capacity of the facility will increase to 1.2 bln cubic meters.
The additional storage at the Wierzchowice facility will increase PGNiG's total storage capacity by 700 mln cubic meters from current 1.6 bln cubic meters. The investment, which has long been suspended, is expected to be completed until 2011.
PGNiG's plan to increase gas storage means approximately PLN 1.4 bln in investment in coming years and will increase total storage capacity by nearly 1.2 bln cubic meters to PLN 2.85 bln cubic meters.
The value of the tender has not been revealed.