Bulgarian Minister of Energy: IGB will be ready on time

Bulgarian Minister of Energy: IGB will be ready on time

A trilateral meeting was held at the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy between Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, the project company that took on the construction of the ICGB Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection and the route developer, AVAX SA, during which the progress in implementing the project was discussed, alongside the various obstacles that arise.

“IGB constitutes a strategic project not only for Greece and Bulgaria, but for the whole region of Southeast Europe. A project that will enable real diversification of gas supply sources”, Petkova said, calling for maximum mobilization to ensure the completion of the interconnection on time.

The executives of AVAX S.A. have assured that the interconnection line will be constructed to the highest standards and will be completed within the time limits set out in the contract.

By the end of January 2020, the temporary construction sites and the installations on each site along the entire pipeline route in Bulgarian and Greek territory, as well as the management of pipe storage activities, should be completed. The project company informed that it was developing a plan for the gradual delivery of the pipes in line with the linear construction schedule and was removing temporary storage areas. The preparation of construction lines as well as the preparation of the service strip is ongoing.

During the meeting, the contractor assured that all measures were being taken to prevent delays.

Bulgaria’s Energy Minister said the Ministry of Energy is ready to assist the completion of the interconnection in time, in synergy with the TAP project. /ibna

A trilateral meeting was held at the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy between Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, the project company that took on the construction of the ICGB Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection and the route developer, AVAX SA, during which the progress in implementing the project was discussed, alongside the various obstacles that arise.

“IGB constitutes a strategic project not only for Greece and Bulgaria, but for the whole region of Southeast Europe. A project that will enable real diversification of gas supply sources”, Petkova said, calling for maximum mobilization to ensure the completion of the interconnection on time.

The executives of AVAX S.A. have assured that the interconnection line will be constructed to the highest standards and will be completed within the time limits set out in the contract.

By the end of January 2020, the temporary construction sites and the installations on each site along the entire pipeline route in Bulgarian and Greek territory, as well as the management of pipe storage activities, should be completed. The project company informed that it was developing a plan for the gradual delivery of the pipes in line with the linear construction schedule and was removing temporary storage areas. The preparation of construction lines as well as the preparation of the service strip is ongoing.

During the meeting, the contractor assured that all measures were being taken to prevent delays.

Bulgaria’s Energy Minister said the Ministry of Energy was ready to assist the timely completion of the interconnection, in synergy with the TAP project. /ibna