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Russia and Bulgaria begin construction of Balkan Stream gas pipeline – Globuc

From Globluc.com

Bulgaria begins construction of the Balkan Stream gas pipeline with Russian participation, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov reported after talks with the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, Denis Manturov.

According to the minister, a state company from Saudi Arabia became the executor of the project. 90% of pipes for the Balkan Stream have already been delivered to Bulgaria from Russia. Funding has been secured, 308 km of the gas pipeline will be built before the end of January 2020, Borisov said.

«After the failure of the South Stream, the Balkans are now given a new chance to implement a project to build a global gas pipeline,» the Bulgarian Prime Minister emphasized.

The Italo-Saudi consortium Arcad won the tender for the construction of a gas pipeline to Serbia through the territory of Bulgaria. The contract was signed on September 18, after a series of trials.

Arcad was ready to build the gas pipeline for € 1.29 billion in 250 days, or € 1.1 billion in 615 days.

The forecast of investment costs is about € 1.4 billion. The funds will be invested in the construction of additional infrastructure in accordance with plans for the development of new gas flows in the region. The bulk of the funds will be spent on the construction of a 484 km gas pipeline with Serbia, two compressor stations and an 11.5 km gas pipeline from the Bulgarian-Turkish border to the Stranja compressor station.

The annual profit of Bulgartransgaz with the successful implementation of the project will be about € 180 million.

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The tangled webs we weave
The tangled webs we weave
July 26, 2020

Oh gosh, now Trump will have to sanction the Saudis.

Real Politik
Real Politik
Reply to  The tangled webs we weave
July 26, 2020

Sanctions not needed. Just a quiet reminder that they may decide to withdraw a bit of their help in bombing more Yemeni wedding parties should do the trick..

Ann
Ann
July 26, 2020

Well sanctions are to be expected that’s for sure. Why not yet? That’s the 10 million dollar question.

Billions trumps Millions every time
Billions trumps Millions every time
Reply to  Ann
July 26, 2020

Answer: Because the Saudis said they’d cancel their 10 billion dollar arms deal.

Rasen
Rasen
July 27, 2020

Go figure, the South Stream was rejected by Bulgaria twice (2011 & 2016) but now that it comes from Turkey (and brings additional cost) and not Russia, it seems to have been finally approved?

Wokemedia
Wokemedia
Reply to  Rasen
July 27, 2020

Simple answer. They ran out of feet to shoot on the third try.

Mr. Sheeples
Mr. Sheeples
July 28, 2020

Pompeo came to Denmark and hoped to get the Danes in a good mood before threatening them with sanctions, so tried on his JFK imitation, but instead of the “Ich bin ein jelly doughnut” stuff, he tried it in Danish and it came out “I am a jelly bellied cheese danish”.

Last edited 18 days ago by Mr. Sheeples

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