The Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline will be put into operation by the beginning of next month. This was announced by the general manager of Transgaz Romania, Ion Sterian, during a meeting with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Sergiu Railean.
Officials inspected the site. According to the director of Transgaz, the works are proceeding according to the established plan.
"By August 1, 2020, we are ready to put the Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline into operation. At this stage, 1.5 million m3 of gas per day will be able to be delivered through the gas pipeline, and by December 1, we will be able to ensure the transportation of 2-3 million m3 of gas per day. After the installation of the compression and regulation station in Gherăeşti, by January 1, 2021, we will be able to transport 4 million m3 of gas per day to the Republic of Moldova ", said Ion Sterian, director of Transgaz.
"The interconnection of the Republic of Moldova with the natural gas system in Romania is a priority on the country's energy security agenda. Today, this investment project to diversify suppliers and natural gas delivery routes in the Republic of Moldova is in the final stage, and the gas pipeline has reached Chisinau ", said the Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Sergiu Railean.
The construction works of the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline started on February 18, 2019. The pipeline has a length of 120 km, and the estimated value of the project is 76 million euros.