Bulgaria to call new tender to build gas inter-connector with Romania

Bulgaria will be forced to call a new tender to pick a contractor for the underwater stretch of the much-postponed gas inter-connector pipeline with Romania, Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said on September 4.

The Bulgarian contractor picked to build the 2.1km stretch under the Danube River, for which it was to be paid 4.6 million euro, notified gas grid operator Bulgartransgaz that it would be unable to carry out the work because it could not reach an agreement with a German drilling firm it planned to use as a subcontractor.

As a result, Bulgartransgaz decided to cancel the previous tender – three other bidders that put in offers were disqualified for failing to meet the tender criteria – and called a new one, Petkova said, as quoted by Focus news agency.

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