BRUA

Development on the territory of Romania of the National Gas Transmission System along the corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase 1 and 2) and Enhancement of the bidirectional gas transmission corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase 3) and the Development on the territory of Romania of the Southern Gas Transmission Corridor for taking over gas from the Black Sea shore (Black Sea-Podisor)

Report:
Year registered: 2018
Type:
Energy
Status:Substantial Progress
3SI countries proposing the project:

Romania

Participating 3SI countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania

Partner countries:

* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Main objectives:
  • Development on the territory of Romania of the National Gas Transmission System along the corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase 1 and 2) and
  • Enhancement of the bidirectional gas transmission corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase 3) and
  • the Development on the territory of Romania of the Southern Gas Transmission Corridor for taking over gas from the Black Sea shore (Black Sea-Podisor).
Short description:

The project "Development on the territory of Romania of the National Gas Transmission System along the corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria", aims to develop the gas transmission capacities in between the interconnections of the Romanian National Gas Transmission System NTS with the similar Bulgarian and Hungarian systems, by:

  • Phase I consisting in the achievement of the following objectives: - 32" x 63 bar Podisor-Horia pipeline, approximately 479 km long; -Three gas compressor stations with an installed power between 9 and 13.8 MW, each station being equipped with two compressor units (one in operation and one back up) with the possibility to enable bidirectional gas flow.
  • Phase II consisting in the achievement of the following objectives: - 32" x 63 bar Recas – Horia pipeline, approximately 50 km long; -The upgrade of the three compressor stations (CS Podisor, CS Bibesti and CS Jupa) by mounting an additional compressor unit in each station; - Upgrade of the existing gas metering station GMS Horia. The project "Extension of the bidirectional gas transmission corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase 3)" aiming at the development of the gas transmission capacity on the Onesti-Coroi-Hateg-Nadlac route, by: -the rehabilitation of some existing pipelines part of the NTS; - the replacement of some existing pipelines part of the NTS by the installation of new pipelines parallel to the existing ones ; - installation of new pipelines parallel to the existing ones; - the development of 4 or 5 new compressor stations with a total installed power of approximately 66-82.5 MW.
  • The Project BRUA phase III, is included on 3rd PCI List as follows: 6.24.10 ROHUAT/BRUA - 3rd phase including: - Enhancement of the Romanian transmission system between Onesti- Isaccea and reverse flow at Isaccea; - Enhancement of the Romanian transmission system between Onesti- Nadlac; - Extension of the Romanian transmission system for taking over gas from Black Sea shore. The project " Development on the territory of Romania of the Southern Gas Transmission Corridor for taking over gas from the Black Sea shore" implies the construction of a new telescopic pipeline with diameters of Ø48" (Dn 1200) and Ø40" (Dn 1000) with a total length of approximately 308,3 km designed to transmit gas at a 63 bar pressure. The project "Extension of the bidirectional gas transmission corridor Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA Phase III) aimis at the development of the gas transmission capacity on the Onesti-Coroi-Hateg-Nadlac route by: - the rehabilitation on some existing pipelines part of the NTS; - the replacement of some existing pipelines part of the NTS by the installation of new pipelines parallel to the existing ones;- the development of 4 or 5 new compressor stations with a total installed power of approximatively 66-82.5MW
Calendar of implementation:
  • 2020
    Planning

    Phase I - the pipeline and gas compression stations are under construction - completion date: October 2020

Budget:

In September 2016 the Grant Agreement in the amount of maximum EUR 179.3 mil. was signed, for BRUA Phase 1, with the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

The project will also be funded by EIB and EBRD funds.

1.455B0%
secured
Financing sources:
CEF
EBRD
Other EU funding
EIB

Estimated total value: Euro 1,454.7 million, split as follows:

  • Phase 1: Euro 478.6 million - 100% funding;
  • Phase 2: Euro 74,5 million - 0% funding secured;
  • Phase 3: Euro 530 million - 0 % funding secured;
  • Black Sea – Podișor: Euro 371,6 million - 59% funding secured.