IGB: Last key procurement announced before starting construction
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.5
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
ICGB AD, the company engaged in construction of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, launches procedure with subject “Selection of a consultant for construction supervision for construction of gas interconnector Greece-Bulgaria”, Trend learned from the company.
The estimated value of the public procurement is 1.3 million BGN ($764,099). VAT exclusive and the term for implementation of the public procurement ends with entering into operation of the interconnector.
The selection of a consultant for construction supervision will be made through opened procedure, which would allow offer submission by all interested parties that comply with the criteria for pre-selection. The deadline for offer submission is 26.11.2018.
The role of the selected consultant will include construction supervision throughout the construction phase and until acceptance and commissioning of the construction. His duties will also include preparing regular monthly reports and one final report on the construction, as well as making appropriate assessment and technical control of part Constructive pursuant to Art. 142, paragraph 10 of the SDA.
The consultant will also provide assistance to the project company in the procedure for coordination and approving the detailed investment project drafted by the contractor under the engineering contract.
This is the last key public procurement before the IGB project enters its final stage of realization – construction.
“We’ve been working actively on finalizing the remaining key procedures before entering the constriction phase. The project is of great importance not only to Bulgaria and Greece, but to the entire region and its successful implementation will ensure the gas connectivity in Central and Southern Europe as well as a possibility for diversification of supplies”, said the Executive Officers of ICGB Teodora Georgieva and Konstantinos Karayannakos.
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 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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