The Gas Interconnector with Greece Have Permission to be Build on Greek Territory

Industry | February 13, 2019, Wednesday // 11:36|  views

The total length of the pipeline is planned to be 182 km, reported NOVA TV. 

The Greek Minister of Environment and Energy Giorgos Stathakis granted the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB Project) Installation Permit on the territory of the Hellenic Republic, ICGB AD (project company) told Trend.

The decision was made on Feb.7, said the company.

The IGB gas pipeline is designed to connect to the Greek National Gas Transmission System in the area of Komotini (Greece) and to the Bulgarian National Gas Transmission System in the region of Stara Zagora.

“ThIs key permit is an important milestone, following the already issued Installation Act for the territory of the Hellenic Republic and the corresponding construction permit that was issued in Bulgaria in September 2017. This decision, together with the acquisition of the main land plots in the area of Komotini, is a precondition for the successful start of the IGB’s construction on the territory of the Hellenic Republic,” said ICGB AD.

The Independent Natural Gas System license (INGS license), which is expected to be issued by the Greek Regulator RAE in the second quarter of 2019, constitutes the last permitting step before the start of construction works, the company.

It is planned that the total length of the pipeline will be 182 km, the diameter of the pipe - 32 "- and a project capacity of up to 3 billion m 3 / year towards Greece-Bulgaria. Depending on the market interest  the capacity is projected to increase to 5 billion m3 / year, following the market development and thus allowing backward submission (from Bulgaria to Greece ) with the additional construction of a compressor station.


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