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IGB construction delayed to Q2 2019

Construction work on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria has been delayed to the end of May 2019 Construction work on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria has been delayed to the end of May 2019.
By Silvia Favasuli 8 February 2019 Europe & Russia / Companies & Finance 0 33923
The IGB will link TAP to Bulgaria’s gas network. (TAP)

The start of construction on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline has been pushed back from Q1 2019 to the end of May at the earliest, raising doubts the project can be completed by the end of 2020 – especially given past problems surrounding Bulgarian bureaucracy.

Project developer ICGB AD shortlisted five companies this week to design and build the 182-km pipeline, which will cross the Greece-Bulgaria border to link the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to Bulgaria’s gas network.

The five selected companies will have until 20 March to...