Ref. Ares(2018)450912 - 25/01/2018
INEA CEF GAS
Action 6.1.12-0010-CZ-S-M-17 -Design works for upgrade of CS Břeclav
Annex I draft.docx
Following the call for proposals of 26th April 2017 concerning projects of common interest under the
Connecting Europe Facility in the field of energy, on 25th January 2018 the CEF Coordination Committee
has given a positive opinion on a list of Actions proposed for funding.
We are happy to inform you that this list also includes action 6.1.12-0010-CZ-S-M-17 "Design works for
upgrade of CS Břeclav".
For your information, you will find at the bottom of this email the overall comments regarding the
proposal as provided by the Evaluation Committee. Information regarding the marks awarded to the
proposal may be communicated upon request.
Without prejudice to the final decision to be taken by the European Commission in the coming weeks,
and in order to facilitate the next steps, please find attached a first draft version of Annex 1 of the Grant
Agreement for your review. We would be grateful to receive your comments and/or modifications on
this draft by 19 February 2018
in order to accelerate the preparation and signature of the Grant
I take this opportunity to request that you provide us with the following information:
• The name and title of the person who will sign the Grant Agreement;
• The contact details and the name and title for the official contact persons;
• The following information in relation to comments made during the evaluation of the proposal:
Description of wider (beyond Czech Republic) benefits and presentation of expected wider
cross-border impacts of the action;
Justification of adequacy of costs and time allocation in the action, in particular in view of
respecting public procurement deadlines;
Assessment of risk of delays associated with PLSZ interconnector elements, in particular on
the Polish side and its potential impact on the current action;
Confirmation with respect to the scheduled dates for commissioning of different parts of the
Furthermore, we would like to invite you for a meeting on 26 February 2018 at 10:00-12:00 at INEA
premises in Brussels. The purpose of this meeting will be to clarify any open questions on the revised
Annex I and draft Grant Agreement, for you to provide us with an updated presentation of the
envisaged Action and to discuss a number of specific elements concerning its implementation
(objectives, description of activities and milestones, etc.). Depending on your preferred arrangements, a
video conference could alternatively be organised to serve the same purpose (if this is the case please
let us know).
For planning purposes, we would be grateful to receive confirmation of your availability for the meeting
by 19 February 2018
I would like to highlight that this e-mail does not constitute a formal commitment by INEA or the
European Commission to provide financial support to the envisaged Action. This will depend on the
successful conclusion of the grant preparation process. I would like to draw your attention to the fact
that you will not acquire any rights until all parties have signed the grant agreement.
For further correspondence, please always indicate the Action code, i.e. 6.1.12-0010-CZ-S-M-17 in
subject and only use the functional mailbox [correo electrónico] (pleas
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Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or clarifications on this matter.
I look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.
Project Manager – C4 CEF Energy
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)
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Overall comment for Action 6.1.12-0010-CZ-S-M-17 provided by the Evaluation Committee
The PCI project, bidirectional CZ-PL interconnector (Stork II) is part of the North-South Gas Corridor. It will
contribute to the interoperable European gas network. The objective of the proposed Action is to prepare
a set of project documentation consisting of the feasibility study, basic design and detailed design for
upgrade of the compressor station (CS) Beclav; which is an integral part of the PCI project Stork II (CZ-PL)
interconnection. This action is the next logical step in the implementation of the PCI and it is mature. The
proposal has demonstrated the stimulating effect of CEF funding.
The proposal is recommended for funding.