Zlobin – Bosiljevo Gas Pipeline Now Under Construction

Katarina Anđelković

zlobin - bosiljevo
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November 27, 2023 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković opened the works on the large infrastructure project of construction of the new gas pipeline Zlobin – Bosiljevo.

As Poslovni writes, it is an extremely complex project on the gas transportation system in which approximately 155 million euros will be invested. Its construction will enable the increase of gas transportation from the existing UPP terminal to its current technical capacity of approximately 3.5 billion cubic meters per year.

58 kilometers

The construction of the 58-kilometer long gas pipeline Zlobin – Bosiljevo, the financing of which was provided by the Government, creates the basic prerequisites for increasing the security of gas supply to consumers in Croatia and for the further development of the gas pipeline system and the increase of gas transport to Hungary and Slovenia.

With the construction of the LNG terminal and the Zlobin – Omišalj pipeline, Croatia established a diversified gas supply route that guarantees energy stability and security of gas supply. The construction of the compressor station in 2020 enabled a two-way gas flow between Croatia and Hungary, and the reconstruction of the Rogatec – Zabok pipeline it was enabled between Croatia and Slovenia.

Thus, all the conditions for the shipment of gas from the LNG terminal to the countries of Central and Southeastern Europe are met, and the Croatian gas transport system is integrated into European gas flows.

The contractor for the works on the Zlobin – Bosiljevo route will be a domestic consortium, that is, a community of bidders, whose holder is the company Monter – Strojarske Montaže from Zagreb, and the work is expected to be completed in 2025.

Additional Diversification

Increasing the capacity of the LNG terminal on the island of Krk and the construction of the Zlobin – Bosiljevo gas pipeline will further diversify the routes and sources of natural gas supply on the Croatian market and create the basic prerequisites for additional supply to the European Union.

Ivica Arar, President of the Management Board of Plinacro, the operator of the gas transportation system, at the ceremony especially thanked the employees who, despite extremely short deadlines, achieved all the prerequisites necessary for the start of the construction of this project, as well as the Government and the line ministry for their support during the implementation of the projects.


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