BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.20
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
As of mid-August 2020 nearly 110 km Right of Way, of which 95km in Bulgaria, have already been cleared as part of the construction of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), ICGB AD, project company, told Trend.
The company said that the topsoil layer has been removed and the route has been prepared for the next phase of construction activities.
“More than 55 km of 12m and 18m line pipes have been distributed along the route and set for welding,” said ICGB AD.
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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