IGB progress: Construction of gas metering station, dispatching center starts

Gas Materials 27 May 2021 15:02
Baku, Azerbaijan Trend News Agency Leman Zeynalova
IGB progress: Construction of gas metering station, dispatching center starts

The construction of the gas metering station in Stara Zagora and the dispatching center in Haskovo as part of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) has started, Trend reports with reference to the ICGB AD, a project company.

“Currently, the design, procurement and construction contract is being implemented according to the approved updated schedule with a deadline for completion in December 2021. Activities on site continue to be carried out in compliance with the imposed anti-epidemic safety measures.

The project also envisages a number of above ground installations, which should be built in the coming months. To date, the working design for them has been completed, and the orders for the required equipment for all facilities have been finalized - two gas measuring stations, seven block valves and a dispatching center.

The IGB project enables the transmission of gas and supplies from new sources, making it key to Bulgaria's energy security and part of the national plan for diversification of gas sources. The capacity of the project is 3 billion cubic meters with the option to reach 5 billion cubic meters. Half of the capacity of the interconnector is already reserved, as four of the shippers are

completely new to the Bulgarian market. A contract has been signed for the supply of 1 billion cubic meters from Shah Deniz 2 based on a long-term contract with Bulgargaz.