BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY THE PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES FOR REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE EXISTING TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, FUNDED UNDER THE CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY

In October 2019 the implementation of Action No 6.8.2-0055-BG-S-M-15 was completed, entitled Preparatory activities in the frame of PCI 6.8.2 Necessary rehabilitation, modernization and expansion of the Bulgarian transmission system, carried out with the financial support of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

In the period October 2016 - October 2019, preparatory activities have been carried out for rehabilitation and replacement of a 58 km section of the Northern semi-ring of Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission system, namely PF Beglezh - VA Dermantsi - VA Batultsi - VA Kalugerovo. As a result, an EIA decision was issued, a Detailed Spatial Plan - Parcelling Plan - drawn up and agreed, as well as a technical design for section replacement. Based on these documents, a Building permit for some sub-sections has already been issued and construction activities have commenced.

With the funding granted, in the period November 2016 - April 2017, preparatory activities have been carried out for modernization of three compressor stations - CS Lozenets, CS Ihtiman and CS Petrich. The developed analysis and technical specification served for the successful award of public procurement with subject “Modernization of 3 compressor stations by integrating 4 low-emission gas turbine compressor units”, which is in the process of implementation.

Within the project, in the period July 2016 - December 2016, In-line inspections with a geometric tool and diffused magnetic flux leakage technology or equivalent were carried out in two sections of Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission network: PF Kardam - PF Lozenets with external diameter DN 1220 (48”) and 184 km length and section PF Batultsi - PF Vratsa with external diameter 520 (20") and 37 km length. The current technical condition of the sections has been established as a basis for making decisions on the necessity of repairs.

Further information on the Action and PCI 6.8.2 is available here.