Croatian gas pipeline company Plinacro signed a EUR 8.2 million contract with the Romanian company SC Euro Gas Systems S.R.L. for the construction of Croatia’s first gas compressing station, informs Hina according to Agerpres.
The compression station will be located near the town of Velika Ludina, about 60 kilometers southwest of the capital Zagreb.
In a press release, Plinacro reported that the two companies signed a contract for the delivery, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the main equipment for Croatia’s first natural gas compressor. The new station would have a maximum capacity of 4.2 megawatts (MW) and will be built in Moslavina, near Velika Ludina.
The contract won by SC Euro Gas Systems S.R.L. has a value of EUR 8.2 million and was awarded after an international tender at which the Romanian company submitted the most favorable offer. The contract was signed by Plinacro general manager Ivica Arar and EGS director Roger Herman Wachter.
Plinacro stresses that this gas compressor will increase security of supply for all users of the natural gas transmission system. The compressor station will also allow the flow of natural gas in both directions to a natural gas interconnector that already exists between Croatia and Hungary, on the Donji Miholjac – Dravaszerdahely direction. This will also allow gas delivery from the future LNG terminal to be built on Krk island towards Hungary and other states.