Bulgartransgaz EAD has taken urgent actions to protect the transit gas pipeline to Greece

Regarding the published information on the reliability of the transit gas pipeline to Greece in the region of ​​the village of Chuchuligovo,  Petrich Municipality, Bulgartransgaz EAD states that currently there is no risk of gas pipeline failure.

We clarify that at present the river current is diverted at about 70 m from the gas pipeline. Expert teams of Bulgartransgaz EAD periodically inspect the built-up safety dykes.

In 2016, Bulgartransgaz EAD undertook urgent reinforcement activities in order to protect the transit gas pipeline to Greece at its passing point in the area of Struma River, near the dyke in the region of, near the village of Chuchuligovo, Petrich Municipality. Protective dykes of rock mass and loose inert material were built in the same year, aimed at eradicating erosion on the left bank of Struma River, by means of which water flow was diverted to the right.

In 2018, Bulgartransgaz EAD concluded a contract for undertaking activities for survey, design, implementation and commissioning of construction site: "Protective facility of the transit gas pipeline to Greece at its passing in the river-bed of Struma River in the region of the village Chuchuligovo, Petrich Municipality" for construction of a permanent facility protecting the Struma River bank at the side of the gas pipeline. The contract is expected to be completed within 2019.