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IGB Pipeline

Natural Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian parliament approved the tax regime of the interconnector with Greece for a period of 25 years

The Energy Committee at the National Assembly approved the bill for the Ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Hellenic Republic regarding the project for the construction of the gas interconnector between Greece and Bulgaria (the IGB gas pipeline).

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Over 70 km of line pipes for the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria have been delivered

Over 70 km of line pipes intended for the construction of the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector have already been delivered on the territory of the two countries, with active work underway for clearing the route and stringing. The pipe stringing on Bulgarian territory reached 7 km. As of the beginning of May, line pipe welding activities have also been progressing. Currently, 50 manual welding procedures have been completed. Automatic welding is expected to start soon as well. The non-destructive testing of the welded connections has already begun. About 50 km of the land along the route of the IGB project has been cleared, with 35 km on the territory of Bulgaria, and the rest - on the territory of Greece.

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47 km line pipes for the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria are now produced

The Greek company Corinth Pipeworks has already completed the production of 47 km line pipes for the route of the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector. The first batch consists of 32-inch in diameter line pipes with external three-layer polyethylene coating. Its delivery is scheduled for the first week of February as the pipes will be transported to storage bases along the IGB route in both Greece and Bulgaria. Thanks to the excellent cooperation of all stakeholders, construction work is progressing, and the project is moving forward according to plan.

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