Transgaz and Bulgartransgaz are looking for a builder
Transgaz and Bulgartransgaz will hold a joint auction to award a EUR 4.7 million contract, excluding VAT, for the construction of a gas pipeline underneath the Danube, meant to connect natural gas transmission systems in Romania and Bulgaria. “Transgaz has authorized Bulgartransgaz to start the common procedures for awarding the contract, in accordance with the law on public procurement in Bulgaria,” a statement released by Bulgartransgaz informs. The auction’s costs will be borne by Transgaz, according to the document.
Romania and Bulgaria have begun in 2012 the construction of a gas pipeline to connect their natural gas national transport networks, a project estimated to EUR 24 million. The interconnector, with a length of about 25 kilometres, should have been completed in June 2013, but works were delayed by a series of technical problems encountered in the construction of the gas pipeline under the Danube, between Giurgiu - Ruse. Bulgartransgaz hasn’t announced the date of the auction for the pipeline passing under the Danube, but it estimated that the interconnector will be put into service until the end of the year. The segment under the Danube has a length of 2.1 kilometres. The maximum capacity of the interconnector will be 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.