Brief project description
Ministry of Economy of Republic of Moldova: The overall objective of the project “Interconnection gas pipeline between the Natural Gas Transmission System of Romania and the Natural Gas Transmission System of the Republic of Moldova on the Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau direction” is to ensure a high level of energy security of the Republic of Moldova and the North-East part of Romania by diversifying the sources of natural gas. The construction of the 1st phase of the Project, a segment about 33km (10km on the territory of RM), from Iasi to Ungheni, was finalized in 2014. The interconnector Iasi – Ungheni has been constructed and put into operation with low throughput in March 2015. The segment Ungheni-Chisinau (2nd phase of the Project) will tie-in into the existing Interconnector, close to Ungheni and will transport the gas to Chisinau, the capital and biggest consumption area.
SNTGN Transgaz SA: Taking into acount the need to improve gas supply in the region of north-east Romania and also taking into account the perspective offered by the new interconnector between Romania and Moldova to provide transmission capacity for Moldova, series of developments are needed in the Romanian gas transmission system in order to assure the appropriate technical parameters.