Transgaz has started the construction of the Ungheni-Chisinau gas transmission pipeline, objective declared of national interest in the Republic of Moldova, Publika TV, the Moldovan news television station, announces. Transgaz last year took over Vestmoldtransgaz, the technical operator of the national transmission system in the Republic of Moldova.
Early this week, the directors of Vestmoldtransgaz signed the work procurement contract for building the Ghidighici administrative complex. The event marks the start of works for the investment objective regarding the construction of Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline and the implementation of measures for the operation and maintenance of the Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau gas transmission pipeline.
“Building this gas pipeline leads to the sustainable development of the national economy of the Republic of Moldova and allows streamlining the energy sector of this country. At the same time, the construction of the gas pipeline ensures energy security, upgrade and development of the existing energy infrastructure, improvement of energy efficiency and integration into the European energy market,” Ion Sterian, Director General of Transgaz, has stated.
“Construction of Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline is an objective of particular importance for Romania, for the Republic of Moldova and for the entire region. It is a strategic project for Transgaz and for the Ministry of Economy. First of all, because it is a clear and concrete proof of the commitment taken by Romania to support the Republic of Moldova. Secondly, because it is one of the measures contributing to the consolidation of energy security: more gas supply sources mean increased energy security. I urge the company to make sure that all the contractual terms are met for the timely completion of the designed works,” Romania’s Economy Minister Niculae Badalau has stated.
In the case of lots for which bids compliant with the provisions of the tender documentation have not been submitted, Vestmoldtransgaz has resumed the procurement process and has recently initiated five open tender procedures, for which it expects to receive bids by 21 January this year.