MEDEP/MoEE – Serbia to Bulgaria Gas Interconnection – Serbia - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection Serbia (MEDEP) and Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy (MoEE) are planning to undertake a gas pipeline project between Serbia and Bulgaria.
The project involves the construction of a 150km gas pipeline with a diameter 700mm from Nis in Serbia to Dupnitsa in Bulgaria with a capacity of 1.8 billion m3 per year.
The project includes the construction of pumping stations, storage tanks, vacuum chambers, compressor units and other related facilities, the installation of umbilical, manifolds, rigid jumpers and valves and the laying of pipelines.
In April 2011, a contract was signed between the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism (MoEET) and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MoRDP) to undertake the studies and design activities of the project.
In January 2012, Gastec BG was appointed as environmental impact assessment (EIA) and feasibility study consultant. Bulgartransgaz EAD has been appointed as technical consultant.
In December 2014, Serbia started the process of preparing tender documents for the gas grid interconnection with Bulgaria.
The European Union (EU) is committed to participating in the financing of the project. The work on the feasibility studies has been completed with the financial support of the EU.
In October 2015, local company Control Engineering was appointed to provide design, supervision and consultancy services for the project.
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) study and spatial planning was completed in October 2015 for Bulgaria section, while spatial plan was prepared and expected to conduct an EIA study from April 2016 to February 2017 for the Serbian stretch.
The EU provided US$52 million fund to Bulgaria section, while the funding of the Serbian stretch is expected to be obtained.
Detailed site development plan has been prepared and construction permit is expected in August 2016 for the Bulgaria section, while construction permit for the Serbian section is expected in September 2017.
Public consultation and the process of preparing the conceptual design for Serbian part are underway.
On January 19, 2017, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bulgaria and Serbia.
As of February 2018, funding activities are underway and construction is expected to commence in the July 2018.
The project involves the construction of a 150km gas pipeline from Nis in Serbia to Dupnitsa in Bulgaria.
The US$162 million project includes the following: