FGSZ and Transgaz have received various inquiries and high level media interest regarding the revised ROHU version of the prior ROHUAT plan. We would like to thank all the comments received by market participants and declare that we still plan to launch the Open Season Procedure regarding ROHU segment of the project.
FGSZ and Transgaz would like to underline their commitment in continuing the partnership in order to develop the bi-directional capacity on the Romanian-Hungarian border in two project phases that will ensure the gas transport based on the objectives of the BRUA corridor.
Phase one shall provide 1.75 bcma firm bi-directional capacity on the border of Romania-Hungary by the end of 2019. This project has already been approved by the respective National Regulatory Authorities of Romania and Hungary, respective FIDs are already taken and project is already in developmental stage conforming to the BRUA planning. There is no delay foreseen in the following period.
Phase two shall create a 4.4 bcma firm bi-directional capacity on the border of Romania-Hungary by the end of 2022. Works of phase two include the following projects:
A) on Hungarian side
- Csanádpalota compressor station phase II.
- Expansion of Városföld compressor station
- Tie-in at Gödöllő node into pipeline section of Vecsés-Szada
- Expansion of Szada compressor station-MGT project
B) on Romanian side
- Recaş – Horia 32ꞌꞌ x 63 bar pipeline approximately 50 km long
- Extension of the three compressor station (CS Podişor, CS Bibeşti and CS Jupa) by mounting an additional compressor unit in each station
- Extension of the existing gas metering station Horia GMS.
The FID will be taken upon the positive market interest that shall be expressed during the ROHU Open Season procedure. This will enable Network Users to consider besides the Hungarian VTP the export capacities bookable to the neighbouring countries.
ANRE and MEKH would also like to underline, that both ROHUAT and ROHU procedures fully satisfy the applicable national and EU legislation, well serve the developing Eastern European natural gas market, its industrial and household consumers, and lastly but most importantly its strategic security of supply and diversity.
Note to Editors
FGSZ Ltd. (FGSZ Földgázszállító Zrt.), Member of MOL Group, is the Hungarian Natural Gas Transmission System Operator, an ITO certified under EU law.
SNTGN Transgaz S.A. is the Technical Operator of the Natural Gas Transmission System of Romania, an ISO certified under EU law.
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