Bulgaria announces time of selecting contractor for IGB line pipe supply
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 19
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The contractor for line pipe supply for the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) will be selected in June 2018, said a message from Bulgarian Energy Ministry.
The remarks were made during a meeting between Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova and her Greek counterpart Giorgos Stathakis.
Petkova pointed out that IGB will contribute to energy security and diversification of energy supplies in Europe.
She assured Stathakis that Bulgaria has taken all the necessary steps for successful completion of the project on time.
Currently, the procedures for choosing a line pipe supplier and an engineering consultant for IGB are underway, said a message from the ministry.
The second round of the tender for choosing a line pipe supplier will be held by late April and the contractor will be announced in June, according to Bulgaria’s energy ministry.
It is planned to start the construction of IGB in June and to make it operational in 2020.
IGB is a gas pipeline, which will allow Bulgaria to receive Azerbaijani gas, in particular, the gas produced from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz 2 gas and condensate field. IGB is expected to be connected to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) via which gas from the Shah Deniz field will be delivered to the European markets.
The initial capacity of IGB will be 3 billion cubic meters of gas.
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