Bajatovic: TurkStream stretch to start operating by AprIL 2020

Srbijagas CEO Dusan Bajatovic said Monday the construction of a Serbian stretch of the TurkStream gas pipeline should begin in March and that the works were expected to be completed on December 15 this year.

21 Jan 2019 14:09

BELGRADE - Srbijagas CEO Dusan Bajatovic said Monday the construction of a Serbian stretch of the TurkStream gas pipeline should begin in March and that the works were expected to be completed on December 15 this year.


The trunk pipeline will be fully operational by April 2020, Bajatovic told the RTS morning news programme.


"If everything is all right, we will start working in the period between March 15 and March 31, and everything is ready for what Russian President Vladimir Putin requested, as well as for what Putin and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic agreed and what the Energy Agency documentation says," Bajatovic said.


He said the Serbian stretch of the pipeline would be built by the Serbian-Russian joint stock company Gastrans.


"Gastrans will build the gas interconnector pipeline from Bulgaria to Hungary with three exit points for the needs of the Serbian market and the needs of Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The entry point is at the Bulgarian border in the vicinity of Zajecar and the route is very similar to the South Stream route," he said.


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