PROJECT OF COMMON INTEREST 6.8.3 Gas Interconnection Bulgaria-Serbia (IBS)

 

PROJECT PROMOTER ON BULGARIAN TERRITORY: BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD

 

The PCI 6.8.3 Gas Interconnection Bulgaria - Serbia (IBS) [currently known as IBS] (6.10 on the 3rd PCI list) on Bulgarian territory is a Project of Common Interest (PCI) according to Regulation (EU) 347/2013, priority corridor: North-South Gas Interconnections in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe (NSI East Gas).

The Project is part of a cluster of projects under: 6.8 Cluster of infrastructure development and enhancement enabling the Balkan Gas Hub.

 

CURRENT STATUS: In permit granting process

 

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

PCI 6.8.3 Gas Interconnection Bulgaria – Serbia [currently known as IBS] (6.10 on the 3rd PCI list) is envisaged as a reverse connection which will connect the national gas transmission networks of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Serbia.

The gas pipeline’s total length is approximately 170 km from the town of Novi Iskar, Republic of Bulgaria, to the city of Niš, Republic of Serbia, 62 km of which on Bulgarian territory.

Following its construction, the gas interconnection will have a throughput capacity of 1.8 bcm/y with reverse flow capability.

Characteristics of the gas transmission pipeline route:

  • Start: Existing site of Pigging facility Novi Iskar of the national gas pipeline;
  • Length of the gas transmission pipeline from the start point to the Bulgarian-Serbian border crossing point of about 62 km;
  • Gas pipeline branch to AGRS Slivnitsa of about 0.2 km length;
  • Gas pipeline branch to AGRS Dragoman of about 0.1 km length;
  • End: Bulgarian-Serbian border.

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PUBLICITY MATERIALS ABOUT THE PROJECT

Pursuant to the Transparency and Public Participation Guidelines (Annex VI to Regulation (EU) No 347/2013), Bulgartransgaz EAD developed and will publish:

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Bulgartransgaz EAD developed and will publish a Public participation concept regarding the implementation of PCI 6.8.3

CONTACT AND FEEDBACK FORM:

Any comments, questions and recommendations regarding PCI 6.8.3 can be sent

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

MANUAL OF PROCEDURES: Manual of procedures for the permit granting process applicable to projects of common interest in the Republic of Bulgaria is published in line with Art. 9 of Regulation 347/2013 by the Ministry of Energy as the competent national authority.

EC INFORMATION PLATFORM:  More information on the PCIs is available on the official website of the European Commission (EC).

INTERACTIVE PCI MAP - TRANSPARENCY PLATFORM:  The Transparency platform is a public information system that provides detailed information on the projects of common interest, including their geographic data, technical description, implementation plan and the benefits they bring to Member States and local communities, as well as the received EU financial support. This information is available to every EU citizen in line with TEN-E Regulation (Art.18).