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    Bosnia Starts Designing Croatian Gas Link


The pipeline should start up in 2023-2024, allowing Bosnia to tap alternative gas supplies.

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Bosnia Starts Designing Croatian Gas Link

A consortium led by UK-based consultancy Mott MacDonald has begun designing a 160-km gas link between Bosnia and Serbia, Bosnian gas utility BH-Gas said on November 4.

The pipeline will run from Zagvozd in southern Croatia to Posusje and Travnik in Bosnia, with a branch leading to Mostar, BH-Gas said in a statement.

Mott and its partners have carried out a geodetic survey and mapped part of the pipeline’s route. Some 40 km of its length has been designed to date, and the work should finish in the third quarter of 2020.

The group was hired to design the project in July under a contract worth €1mn ($1.1mn), funded with a grant from the European Commission. The interconnector will allow Bosnia, which gets virtually all its gas from Russia, to tap alternative sources for supply, including a 2.6bn m3/yr LNG terminal Croatia is building in Krk. It is due on stream in 2023-2024, BH-Gas said.