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IGB route prepared for next phase of construction activities

Oil&Gas Materials 16 July 2020 18:43
IGB route prepared for next phase of construction activities

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 16

By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

The route of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Bulgaria has been prepared for next phase of construction activities, Trend reports citing ICGB AD, the project company.

Nearly 110 km of the terrain have already been cleared, the humus has been removed and the route has been prepared for the next phase of construction activities, said the company.

"All teams are actively working on the realization of the IGB project and the main activities on its implementation are making significant progress despite the complications that have occurred due to the spread of the coronavirus," said the Executive Officers Teodora Georgieva and Konstantinos Karayannakos.

According to them, about 100 km of line pipes with a length of 12 m and 18 m have already been produced and successfully delivered.

"The Greek company Corinth Pipeworks is operating according to schedule for the production and delivery of the pipes, as over 50 percent of the required quantities have already been delivered to our warehouses near Komotini, Haskovo, Dimitrovgrad and Momchilgrad. Deliveries of line pipes from the third of a total of five milestones are already in motion. These activities are progressing according to the approved terms under our signed contract," Karayannakos explained.

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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