Rehabilitation, modernization and expansion of the existing gas transmission system (PCI 6.8.2)

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PROJECT OF COMMON INTEREST 6.8.2

REHABILITATION, MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

 (PCI 6.8.2)

PCI 6.8.2 represents a complex, multicomponent, staged project for modernization, rehabilitation and expansion of the existing gas transmission infrastructure on the territory of Bulgaria, owned and operated by the combined gas operator Bulgartransgaz EAD.

The project has been implemented in 3 time phases and includes the following activities:

Modernization and rehabilitation of compressor stations;

  • Repair and replacement of gas pipeline sections following inspections;
  • Expansion and modernization of the existing gas transmission network;
  • Inspections to determine and characterize the gas pipelines' condition;
  • Implementation of systems for optimization of the management process of the network technical condition.

 

GENERAL NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT

Implementing the GUIDELINES FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Annex VI of Regulation (EU) 347/2013), Bulgartransgaz EAD published a General Non-Technical Summary of PCI 6.8.2 Rehabilitation, Modernization and Expansion of the Existing Gas Transmission System

General Non-Technical Summary

General Non-Technical Summary, second edition - 2018

 

INFORMATION LEAFLET OF THE PROJECT

Implementing the GUIDELINES FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Annex VI of Regulation (EU) 347/2013), Bulgartransgaz EAD published an Information Leaflet of PCI 6.8.2 Rehabilitation, Modernization and Expansion of the Existing Gas Transmission System

Information Leaflet

Project Leaflet

 

EXTERNAL PROJECT FINANCING RECEIVED

PCI 6.8.2 Rehabilitation, Modernization and Expansion of the Existing Gas Transmission System – Phase 2 has been implemented with Bulgartransgaz EAD own funds and the financial support of the EU through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Programme.

  • In April 2016, Bulgartransgaz EAD signed a Grant Agreement No INEA/CEF/ENER/M2015/1119568. In line with the Agreement the amount of the grant is 50% of the Action value – up to EUR 850 000 (eight hundred and fifty thousand) and it comprises the following three main activities:
  • Preparatory activities regarding the rehabilitation (reinforcement) of the northern semi-ring of the gas transmission system.
  • Preparatory activities regarding the modernization of 3 compressor stations by integrating low emission gas turbine compressor units.
  • In-line inspections of two gas pipeline sections.
  • Bulgartransgaz EAD signed a Grant Agreement No INEA/CEF/ENER/M2016/1290626 in May, 2017. Pursuant to the GA the grant amounts to 50% of the action value – up to EUR 182 000 (one hundred and eighty-two thousand) and it comprises the following activity.
  • Preparatory activities regarding the rehabilitation (reinforcement) of the northern semi-ring of the gas transmission system – a section with a length of approximately 23km

 More Information on the CEF and the projects it has financed

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Bulgartransgaz EAD published a Public Participation Concept for Project of Common Interest (PCI) 6.8.2 Rehabilitation, Modernization and Expansion of the Existing Gas Transmission System.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT

Comments, questions and recommendations about the PCIs can be sent to the company’s official e-mail address:  info@bulgartransgaz.bg by filling in a Standard Form for comments and questions regarding PCIs carried out by Bulgartransgaz EAD.

 

EC INFORMATION PLATFORM

More information on the PCIs is available on the official webpage of the European Commission.

 

MANUAL OF PROCEDURES

Manual of procedures for the permit granting process applicable to projects of common interest in the Republic of Bulgaria is published in line with Article 9 of Regulation 347/2013, by the Ministry of Energy as the competent national authority.

 

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