The end points of Hungary’s and Serbia’s high-pressure gas pipeline networks have been physically connected near Horgos (Horgoš), Serbia, on Sunday, reaching a symbolic point in the construction of the interconnector project, the head of Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ Földgázszállító Szabolcs Ferencz told MTI.
The Serbian-Hungarian gas interconnector project is scheduled to be completed on October 1, allowing Hungary to receive large volumes of natural gas from the south. The investment is of key importance to Hungary’s safety of supply and the diversification of its supply routes, the CEO said.
The Hungarian and Serbian high-pressure gas pipeline networks are connected at the Röszke border (Photo: Gergely Kelemen Zoltán/MTI)
FGSZ Földgázszállító will build about 15 kilometers of pipeline from the border to Kiskundorozsma and will also set up an international metering station, he added.
The development on the Hungarian side will cost around 20 billion forints (EUR 56.9m) and the total cost including finishing work planned for next year will be 23 billion forints.
Dušan Bajatović, head of the Serbian-Russian-owned Gastrans said the pipeline, leading from Turkey via Bulgaria and Serbia to the Hungarian border, will have the capacity to transport 15.7 million cubic meters of gas arriving from the Black Sea to Central Europe.
In the featured photo, Szabolcs Ferencz, president and CEO of FGSZ Földgázszállító Ltd., and Dušan Bajatović, head of the Serbian-Russian-owned Gastrans, shake hands at the border of Horgos and Csongrád-Csanád counties after the connection of the Hungarian and Serbia high-pressure gas pipeline networks on July 4, 2021. Featured photo by Gergely Kelemen Zoltán/MTI