Naftogaz of Ukraine Company will announce a new tender for the modernization of gas transportation system (GTS) of the country after the revision of the technical aspects. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said this during the "hour of questions to the government" at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
On December 2 Naftogaz reported the cancellation of the tender for the modernization of the GTS conducted by PJSC Ukrtransgaz in the amount of 4.13 billion USD. The project involved the reconstruction of three compressor stations - Zadniprovska, Ananiev and Yuzhnobugska. The report noted that there is no reason for upgrading the GTS because of the possible risk of the introduction of the Russian gas pipeline Turkish Stream.
"All the procedures were carried out, but the Naftogaz made a decision on this matter, that is their sovereign right. Now, as I am informed, they are studying the feasibility in connection with the fact that the southern direction now has respective problems, related to the construction of Turkish stream. Today they probably will revise the technical needs of the modernization of the system and will announce a new tender this will mean that it will take a certain period of time, but in the end, I think we will again say that Naftogaz has once again announced a new tender for new technical solutions", Groysman said, responding to questions of people's deputies at the session of the Verkhovna Rada.