The IGB pipeline is built to international safety standards using high-quality materials.
Our lifespan maintenance program uses a range of monitoring methods for early warning of any deterioration or damage.
ICGB staff oversees the regular maintenance, inspection, and testing of equipment throughout the entire pipeline and its facilities. ICGB’s culture of safety, reliability, and commitment to protecting the environment requires careful monitoring of systems, such as the power supply, fire, and gas detection systems, isolation valves, and the security system, among others.
The pipeline’s right of way (RoW) is patrolled on foot, by vehicle, and by air. In addition, pipeline integrity is inspected by intrusive and non-intrusive techniques to identify any anomalies.
Regular measurements are taken to check land movements, geometrical and density changes to the pipeline, or damage to the coating.
To avoid damage to the pipeline from third parties, ICGB runs prevention, education, and active reporting campaign for landowners and users along the pipeline route.
In the event that repairs are required, ICGB has developed a comprehensive repair strategy. A response program and appropriate intervention process are in place for different levels of incidents, up to the potentially most serious ones.
ICGB has a highly skilled technical team available at all times, ready to address potential issues or incidents.
Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is co-financed by the European Union's
European Energy Programme for Recovery programme.
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