Romania building ROHUAT pipeline for connecting to Southern Gas Corridor
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Romania’s gas transmission company Transgaz is building ROHUAT gas pipeline for connecting to Southern Gas Corridor, Trend reports citing the company.
Reportedly, the company has finished works on almost half of the ROHUAT pipeline segment on Romania’s territory.
The company built 215 km of the 550 km total length of the ROHUAT pipeline in Romania, with EUR560m investment in the project’s first phase. Works on the first phase started last year in June and should be ready next year. The finalization of project’s first stage will also ensure bidirectional gas flows with Bulgaria and Hungary, allowing gas exports.
The ROHUAT pipeline should link Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria in gas transport from the Black Sea to central Europe. The pipeline segment on the Romanian territory will also enable gas transport from the Black Sea’s major gas deposits discovered in past years. ROHUAT will also enable gas links with other major gas transport infrastructure projects such as the Southern Gas Corridor, with other important gas centers in CE and with future gas production locations in the Black Sea. ROHUAT will have a maximum annual gas transport capacity of 1.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) towards Bulgaria and 4.4 bcm towards Hungary.
The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority projects for the EU and envisages the transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region through Georgia and Turkey to Europe.
The launching ceremony of the first stage of the Southern Gas Corridor was held in Baku on May 29, 2018, while opening ceremony of TANAP was held on June 12, 2018 in the Turkish city of Eskisehir.
The gas from the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field has already gone through the first segment of the Southern Gas Corridor - from the Sangachal terminal to the expanded South Caucasus Pipeline.
Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) were connected on the Turkish-Greek border.
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