Gazprom Pushes Ahead With South Stream

December 29, 2012

South Stream Transport, the entity responsible for South Stream's offshore section is performing engineering surveys and compiling project documentation, Gazprom reported in a news release.

According to the Russian gas giant, discussion on bidding documents is underway as well as negotiations with potential contractors on building the first string of the gas pipeline offshore.
 
The construction Schedule for South Stream Gas Pipeline in Bulgaria and the Commissioning Plan for Bulgarian Gas Pipeline Section will be approved in the near future and the Action Plan for project implementation in the Balkan state between 2013 and 2017 is being updated. Construction of South Stream onshore in Europe is scheduled to begin in Bulgaria in June 2013.
 
Meanwhile, engineering surveys are in progress in Serbia and and an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and spatial planning procedures continuing. An Action Plan has been approved to implement the South Stream project in Serbia between 2013 and 2016. Bidding documents are being developed for selecting long-lead equipment suppliers and contracting organizations.
 
In order to ensure gas supplies to South Stream and to gasify central and southern regions of Russia, Gazprom is implementing a large-scale gas transport project – the Southern Corridor. This project entails manufacturing major process equipment for compressor station facilities and the gas pipeline itself.

Furthermore, the Urengoy – Novopskov Gas Pipeline Retrofitting project requires 1,400 millimeter interconnector which is being built at the Petrovsk – Pisarevka section.
 
Large-scale construction of the following top-priority infrastructure is also underway: access roads, inventory and equipment storage facilities, as well as the gas pipeline line section in the Voronezh and Rostov Regions and Krasnodar Territory. Retrofitting of the Urengoy – Novopskov gas pipeline at the Petrovsk – Pisarevka section has started where an interconnector near the Pisarevka compressor station is being built.

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