Omišalj-Zlobin-Bosiljevo-Sisak-Kozarac-Slobodnica LNG main evacuation pipeline

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Omišalj-Zlobin-Bosiljevo-Sisak-Kozarac-Slobodnica LNG main evacuation pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline system in Croatia which will be built in 3 phases.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Omišalj to Slobodnica, Croatia.[1][2][3]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Plinacro d.o.o. (HR)
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 326 km / 202.5 miles[4]
  • Diameter: 31 inches[5]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2027[5]

Phase One

Phase one of the project is known as the Omišalj-Zlobin Gas Pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline will connect the Krk LNG Terminal to Phase 2.[6][2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Plinacro d.o.o. (HR)
  • Capacity: 2.63 bcm/y[6]
  • Length: 18 km / 11 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Financing: Connecting Europe Facility grant of €16.4 million (approx US$19.5 million)[7]; US$39 million loan from Erste Bank[8]
  • Start Year: 2020
  • ENTSOG Project Code: TRA-F-90[5]

Background

The Hrvatska LNG Terminal includes construction of the 18 km Hrvatska Gas Pipeline, also known as the Omišalj-Zlobin - main evacuation gas pipeline, which will act as an extension of the existing Hungary-Croatia interconnection (Városföld – Slobodnica), providing 2.6 bcm/y from the LNG terminal to the Croatian gas transmission system.[9] As the Hrvatska LNG Terminal is part of the European Union's Projects of Common Interest (PCI), Omišalj-Zlobin and the related pipeline sections also fall under the PCI programme, making them eligible for EU public funding. In January 2018, the EU's Connecting Europe Facility approved a grant of €16.4 million (approx US$19.5 million) for the project, amounting to 50% of the funds necessary for construction of the €32.8 million (approx US$39 million) project.[7] In May 2020, a loan for Plinacro from the Austrian bank Erste Bank of up to US$39 million to finance the pipeline the construction was approved by the Croatian government.[8]

On August 13, 2020, Plinacro announced that it had completed works on the offshore part of the project and that it still planned for completion of the project by the end of the year, "so that when the LNG terminal becomes operational, the delivery of gas from the terminal is ensured.[10] [11] European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) code for the project is TRA-F-90 and the Projects of the Common Interest List Code is 6.5.1.[12]

Phase Two (A)

Phase Two (A) of the project is known as the Bosiljevo-Sisak Pipeline. Its ENTSOG TYNDP code is "TRA-N-75". The Nov 5, 2019 TYNDP named TRA-N-75 as Zlobin-Bosiljevo-Sisak-Kozarac Pipeline.

Location

The pipeline route connects to Phase one at Bosiljevo, Croatia then runs to Sisak, Croatia.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Plinacro d.o.o. (HR)
  • Capacity: 3.5 bcm/y[4]
  • Length: 180 km / 111.85 miles[4]
  • Diameter: 31 inches[5]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2027[5]
  • ENTSOG Project Code: TRA-N-75[5]

Phase Two (B)

Phase Two (B) of the project is known as the Kozarac-Slobodnica Pipeline.

Location

The pipeline route connects Phase Two(A) with Városföld–Slobodnica pipeline.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Plinacro d.o.o. (HR)
  • Capacity: 5.26 bcm/y[4]
  • Length: 128 km / 79.53 miles[4]
  • Diameter: 31 inches[5]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2027[5]
  • ENTSOG Project Code: TRA-N-1058[5]


Both sections of Phase Two have received a Connecting Europe Facility grant of €2.25 million for pre-investment phase studies.[13]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Špehar, Vedran (February 15, 2017). "LNG Evacuation Pipelines" (PDF). hubspot.net. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (October 2020). "TYNDP 2020 - MAP – Transmission" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  3. "Pipe down: Gas companies' control over billions in EU subsidies". Global Witness. Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "PLINACRO d.o.o. - Operator plinskoga transportnog sustava - 6.5.6 Expansion of the capacity of LNG terminal on Krk (HR) above 2.6 bcm/a – phase II and the main evacuation gas pipelines Zlobin-Bosiljevo-Sisak-Kozarac-Slobodnica (HR)". www.plinacro.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (2020). "TYNDP - Annex A - Projects Tables RPJ007_NS_2020 - entsog". ENTSOG. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Connecting pipeline Omišalj-Zlobin (HR), Plinacro, accessed August 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 Plinacro's gas pipeline Omišalj – Zlobin receives EUR 16 million EU grant by CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), Plinacro, accessed November 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 Iskra Pavlova, Croatia's Plinacro says works on undersea part of Omisalj-Zlobin LNG pipeline nearing completion, SeeNews, Aug. 13, 2020
  9. Development of LNG terminal in Krk(HR)(Phase I)and connecting pipeline Omišalj–Zlobin(HR), European Commission, accessed December 2, 2019
  10. "PLINACRO d.o.o. - Operator plinskoga transportnog sustava - Works on the offshore part of the Omišalj-Zlobin gas pipeline about to be completed". www.plinacro.hr. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  11. European Commission (February 2020). "LNG EVACUATION PIPELINE Omišalj-Zlobin" (PDF). europa.eu. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  12. "TYNDP | ENTSOG". www.entsog.eu. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  13. CEF Energy Factsheet for Croatia, European Commission, June 2019

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