Water testing (hydraulic test, hydrostatic test) of the entire route of the 182-kilometer Greece-Bulgaria interconnector gas pipeline (Interconnector Greece - Bulgaria - IGB) and eight crane nodes, which will deliver Azerbaijani natural gas to Bulgaria, has been completed.
APA-Economics reports quoting Bulgarian media that the executive directors of ACGB project company (project operator) ICGB Teodora Georieva and Konstantinos Karayanakos inspected the ongoing construction work in Bulgaria and Greece to assess the progress of the construction company in completing the project.
As of mid-April, 91% of all construction work has been completed.
It is noted that the construction of gas metering stations in Komotini (Greece) and Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is also underway.
It should be noted that due to the postponement of the commissioning of the Greek-Bulgarian gas pipeline (the last date of commissioning - July 2022) (to be commissioned in late 2020), Azerbaijani gas is temporarily supplied to Bulgaria at the Greek border (Kula). -Sidirocastro) is transported by the existing connecting line.
The annual capacity of the IGB pipeline is 3 billion.
cubic meters, in the future this figure will reach 5 billion.
cubic meters can be delivered.
It should be noted that the Bulgarian company Bulgargaz has signed a $ 1 billion-a-year agreement with the Shah Deniz consortium within the Shah Deniz-2 project.
signed a contract for the transportation of cubic meters of gas.
Azerbaijan started exporting gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on December 31, 2020.
The pipeline runs through Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea to southern Italy.