IGB can be built ahead of schedule

Oil&Gas Materials 1 July 2020 16:01 (UTC +04:00)
IGB can be built ahead of schedule

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

The construction of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Bulgaria, can be completed ahead of the schedule, said Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova.

Speaking at the meeting of Bulgarian parliament’s Energy Committee, the minister noted that the financing of the project has been guaranteed and all prerequisites for its successful implementation are in place, Trend reports with reference to Bulgarian media.

Petkova pointed out that Bulgarian government has an ambitious goal to ensure early implementation of the IGB project.

"According to the contract concluded on IGB after the relevant public procurement, the deadline for commissioning of is April 2021. Our ambition is to build the linear part of this project by the end of this year,” said the energy minister.

She noted that this project will enable Bulgaria and the whole South-East Europe to diversify the sources of natural gas supply.

The IGB project envisages the construction of a gas interconnector that will link the gas transmission systems of Greece and Bulgaria. The total length of the gas pipeline is 182.6 km, and its capacity for gas transmission is 3 billion cubic meters per year with the option to reach 5 billion cubic meters.

The route of the gas pipeline is divided into 7 main lots, the shortest being 9.55 km long and the longest - 71.90 km. 106 km of the route in Bulgaria will be completed with automatic welding, and the remaining 45 km - by manual welding.


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