(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 28. The Operation
Permit for the Greek section of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria
was signed, allowing the start of the commercial operation of the
pipeline on October 1st, 2022, the ICGB AD, the project company
The gas interconnector Greece-Bulgaria was issued an Operation
License for the territory of Greece. This is the last
administrative step necessary for the legal introduction of the
pipeline into operation on the territory of Greece.
The preparation for fulfilling the prerequisites for the
issuance of the Operation Permit for IGB pipeline has started since
January 2022 accompanied by numerous meetings with authorities, the
third-party inspector, the contractor, with DESFA, TAP and framed
with the collection and submission of a huge documentation package
covering every aspect of construction discipline.
A similar document was issued today by the Bulgarian side.
The Executive Officers of ICGB Teodora Georgieva and George
Satlas underlined the importance of the IGB pipeline for Greece,
Bulgaria and the other neighboring countries. They emphasized that
the IGB gas pipeline is a completely new route for secure natural
gas supplies, which will ensure diversification of gas sources and
will increase the competition on the market.
“We would like to thank everyone that contributed to IGB's
successful construction and permitting, allowing the commercial
launch of the pipeline on October 1st, 2022, the official start of
the new heating session,” they said.
IGB is of key importance for increasing the security of gas
supplies and for ensuring the diversification of natural gas
sources for Bulgaria and the wider region of Southeast Europe. The
project connects Bulgaria to the Southern Gas Corridor and will
enable secure supplies from a variety of sources to countries in
Southeast and Central Europe, including Moldova and Ukraine.
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