Bulgaria: Tender for the construction of gas interconnection with Serbia

, SEE Energy News

Bulgarian natural gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz announced that the offer of Canpipe BG worth some 70 million euros is ranked first in the tender for the construction of a Bulgarian section of gas interconnection with Serbia.

The statement from the company said that Canpipe BG, a local company established by Canadian Canpipe Industries International Inc, received an overall score of 97.79 points in the tender. The offer submitted by a consortium of Bulgarian companies Glavbolgarstroy and Glavbolgarstroy International was ranked second with overall score of 97.14 points. Bulgartransgaz said earlier that a total of 11 offers was received at the tender. The tender was launched in January.

In January 2017, Bulgarian Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova and her Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Antic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project for the construction of gas interconnection between Bulgaria and Serbia. According to the MoU, both sides should pay maximum efforts in order to speed up activities on the project. The construction of the gas pipeline between the two countries should begin by May 2019. Initial plans envisaged that the pipeline should be completed by the end of 2020. The project for gas interconnection between Bulgaria and Serbia envisages the construction of gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 1.8 billion cubic meters of gas. Length of the Bulgarian section of the pipeline, stretching from the border to capital Sofia, is 62 kilometers.