Start of the activities under the Chiren UGS expansion project
Following the completion of an open procedure in accordance with Bulgarian and European legislation, Bulgartransgaz EAD and DZZD Tech Energy Expansion signed a contract for the supply of the necessary materials and equipment, construction and commissioning of “Expansion of Chiren UGS capacity - above-ground part”.
The total value of the Contract with DZZD Tech Energy Expansion amounts to BGN 297,777 mln., VAT excluded. The contract is co-financed by the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility.
The project aims to increase the active gas volume up to 1 bcm (currently 550 mcm), increase the daily withdrawal capacity up to 10 mcm/d and the injection capacity up to 8 mcm/d. Currently the maximum daily withdrawal capacity is 3.82 mcm/d, and the maximum daily injection capacity is 3.62 mcm/d.
Works on the storage facility expansion are envisaged to be completed by the end of 2024.