The construction of the Balkan Stream gas pipeline is proceeding as scheduled, with a total of 239.36 kilometres delivered to the temporary construction facilities.
“We are making a very good investment so that Bulgaria can play a key role in the gas distribution and transportation of natural gas in Europe for decades to come,” said Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (pictured above).
According to Mr Borisov the capacity of the Balkan Stream could be increased by up to 20 billion cubic meters (bcm), helping the gas diversification throughout the route, not only for Bulgaria, but also for Serbia, Hungary and Austria.
The Balkan Stream project is part of the Balkans Gas Hub concept, which aims to reinforce Bulgaria’s role as a leading commercial distribution centre in the region and in the European Union.
For the overall implementation of the project, new compressor stations will be constructed, the Rasovo CS and the Nova Provadiya CS. The latest-generation compressor units will be produced by the US company Solar Turbines, a leader in the industry. Furthermore, all units will be equipped with low-emission combustion chambers complying with the environmental legislation.