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ICGB proposes to change route of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria

Oil&Gas Materials 31 March 2021 11:25 (UTC +04:00)
ICGB proposes to change route of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 31

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

ICGB AD, a project company for construction of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) has proposed some changes to the pipeline’s route in accordance with the environmental impact assessment, Trend reports citing the company.

Changes are expected to the made in the pipeline’s route running from the villages of Bregovo and the village of Karchovsko, Kirkovo municipality, Kardzhali district.

The IGB gas pipeline will be connected with the Greek national gas transmission system in the area of Komotini and with the Bulgarian national gas transmission system in the area of Stara Zagora. The planned length of the pipeline is 182 km, the pipeline diameter will be 32” and the projected capacity will be up to 3 bcm/y in the direction from Greece to Bulgaria. Depending on the interest from the market and the capacities of the neighboring gas transmission systems, the pipeline is designed for increasing its capacity up to 5 bcm/y for following up the market evolution thus allowing physical reverse flow (from Bulgaria to Greece) with the additional installation of a compressor station. A Memorandum for cooperation between ICGB AD and TAP AG has been signed concerning joint actions in relation to future connection between the IGB pipeline and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

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