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News / Giaufret and Đedović in Niš – visit to the gas interconnector
The Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Đedović and the Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, Emanuele Giaufret, visited today the works on the construction of the Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector.
“I am glad to see how this project is progressing. The EU continues to be committed to diversifying gas supply in Serbia and increasing the resilience and competitiveness of its energy system. We eagerly await the gas that will flow through this gas pipeline during the next heating season. The EU also offered Serbia to participate in the joint procurement of gas with the EU member states,” said Ambassador Giaufret.
The length of the gas interconnector on the territory of Serbia is 109 km, and the capacity is 1.8 billion cubic meters in the direction towards Serbia. Works on the construction of the Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector started in February 2022, and completion is planned for the last quarter of this year. In addition to greater security of supply and diversification of gas routes and suppliers, the new gas pipeline will also enable further development of the distribution and supply gas pipeline network in the south of Serbia.
The construction of the Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector is financed by EU grants, which amounted to EUR 49.6 million, EIB loan in the amount of EUR 25 million with national co-financing. Also, the EU supports the construction of a gas interconnector section on the territory of Bulgaria, which is 60 km long, with a total of EUR 33.6 million.
Source: EU Delegation to Serbia
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Serbia
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