Croatia, Plinacro launched a tender for the procurement of gas pipes

, SEE Energy News

Croatian natural gas transmission system operator Plinacro launched a tender for the procurement of gas pipes.

The steel pipes will be used in the construction of the new gas pipeline Zlobin-Bosiljevo, which should increase the capacity of pipeline that transports gas from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of Krk to consumers in Croatia. Estimated value of the contract is around 53 million euros and the deadline for bids submission in 22 November.

In August, Croatian Government has approved the investment of 180 million euros in the expansion of LNG terminal on the island of Krk and the construction of Zlobin-Bosiljevo gas pipeline. The capacity of the LNG terminal will be increased from 2.9 to 6.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year, while the construction of a new pipeline will strengthen the security of gas supply within the country.

Of the allocated 180 million euros, 25 million will be used for upgrading the capacities of the Krk LNG terminal, while the rest will be used for the construction of the gas pipeline and the expansion of the distribution network.