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The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is granted the Installation Permit for Greek territory

On 7th February 2019 by virtue of Decision No ΥΠΕΝ/ΔΥΔΡ/11425/289, the Greek Minister of Environment and Energy Giorgos Stathakis granted the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB Project) Installation Permit on the territory of the Hellenic Republic. The Decision shall be published in the Greek Governmental Gazette in the next few days, after which it shall be deemed valid.


This key permit is an important milestone, following the already issued Installation Act for the territory of the Hellenic Republic and the corresponding construction permit that was issued in Bulgaria in September 2017.


This Decision together with the acquisition of the main land plots in the area of Komotini is a precondition for the successful start of the IGB’s construction on the territory of the Hellenic Republic.

The Independent Natural Gas System license (INGS license), which is expected to be issued by the Greek Regulator RAE in the second quarter of 2019, constitutes the last permitting step before the start of construction works.

For more information:
Vladislava Tsekova
Tel.: +359 2 926 38 62
Mobile: + 359 88 653 99 09

Date 13/02/2019