All major construction activities on the #interconnector Greece-Bulgaria are ongoing despite the challenging times worldwide
All major construction activities on the #interconnector Greece-Bulgaria are ongoing despite the challenging times worldwide. Nearly 150 km out the total 182 km route have been cleared and prepared for the next construction phase. A total of 159 km of line pipes have been produced and delivered. Today the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov, the Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova and #ICGB representatives visited the site of the project together with AVAX’s CEO – Antonis Mitzalis. “Nobody believed that IGB will happen. Now #diversification is already a fact. We are dedicated to achieving diversification of natural gas sources. The dream we long had for importing Azeri gas will soon come true”, said Prime Minister Borissov. He noted that more than 72 km are welded and lowering and backfilling activities are already underway. Automatic #welding speed has seen significant improvement and the teams now reach a total productivity of 50 welds per day. According to the Prime Minister, the #IGB project will be of great benefit not only to Bulgaria, but also to Greece and the entire region. The interconnector will improve the energy connectivity in the region and is in great synergy with other major projects such as #TAP, #TANAP and the #LNG terminal near Alexandroupolis.
Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is co-financed by the European Union's
European Energy Programme for Recovery programme.
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