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    Bulgaria Picks Contractor for Capacity Expansion


A German-Bulgarian consortium is to expand two compressor stations.

by: William Powell

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Bulgaria Picks Contractor for Capacity Expansion

State transmission operator Bulgartransgaz has chosen the builder of the Rasovo and Nova Provadia compressor stations, it said August 20. The work is part of the infrastructure expansion, taking more gas through Bulgaria to Serbia and will be carrying gas from the second string of Russia's TurkStream pipeline. The contract was awarded under public procurement rules, it said. 

Two consortia submitted offers for participation in the procedure: Rasovo-Provadia CS and Ferrostaal Balkangaz. The latter made the cheaper offer, according to the previously announced award criterion "optimum quality/price ratio", charging €179.4mn excluding VAT, which was within the buyer’s range of expectations.

Ferrostaal Balkangaz is a consortium comprising German Ferrostaal Industrieanlagen and Bulgarian Glavbolgarstroy and Glavbolgarstroy International. The subcontractors are Belgian Solar Turbines Europe, Turbo Machine Bulgaria and Chimcomplect Engineering.