GRTgaz and Conexus Baltic Grid sign a service agreement

Latvian TSO Conexus Baltic Grid selects GRTgaz to modernise its grid.

GRTgaz and Latvian integrated transmission and storage system operator Conexus Baltic Grid sign a service agreement to modernise networks and support the energy transition.

Conexus Baltic Grid is national unified natural gas transmission and storage operator (TSO) in Latvia, managing 1,188 km long gas pipeline connection system and one of the most modern natural gas storage facilities in Europe - Inčukalns underground gas storage. The TSO faces new issues in modernising its infrastructures and the energy transition.

To this end, Conexus Baltic Grid selected GRTgaz for its European expertise in these fields. It is the first partnership for GRTgaz in this region of the European Union. GRTgaz GRTgaz has been awarded a two-year mission covering several fields of technical expertise, project management, research & development, as well as information systems.

Following the European Green Deal action plan, Conexus has identified its progression towards decarbonization. This requires research involving professionals with R&D knowledge and experience in implementing projects in line with the European Green Deal.

"The gas infrastructures in Europe will have to adapt and rise to new challenges in coming years. We are keen to help Conexus benefit from our expertise in energy transition, hydrogen and pipeline maintenance and repairs. This first project in Latvia reinforces our expertise and growth ambitions. GRTgaz intends to showcase its expertise on an international project to other European gas transmission system operators", comments Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz. GRTgaz has also secured other European partnerships with German gas grid operators Ontras and Creos Deutschland.

"Our cooperation with one of the leading natural gas operators in Europe, who also runs energy research and innovation center, is a major benefit in reaching Conexus objective and strategic goals coming nearer to the green course. It is promising that our cooperation will allow us to introduce even more innovative and efficient solutions in Conexus operations, thus bringing us closer to world-class practices, especially in the decarbonization of the energy sector", comments Ivars Ščerbickis, Head of Technical Development and Investment department of Conexus Baltic Grid.

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