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IGB pipeline delayed to March 2021

Issues with the procurement phase have delayed the start of construction until at least September, meaning the pipeline will not be ready until March 2021 at the earliest Issues with the procurement phase have delayed the start of construction until at least September, meaning the pipeline will not be ready until March 2021 at the earliest.
By Silvia Favasuli 24 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34251
Work on the Greek stretch of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline. (TAP)

Construction on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline will not start before September at the earliest, a spokesperson for the project developer has told Interfax, even though a groundbreaking ceremony took place on Wednesday at Kirkovo on the Greek-Bulgarian border. 

The IGB will run from Komotini in Greece to Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It will connect the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline to the Bulgarian gas grid, enabling the country to receive Azerbaijani volumes. The IGB will have an initial capacity of 3 billion cubic metres per year and will...