Groysman expects “Naftogaz” in time, will announce a new tender for the modernization of the GTS

Гройсман ожидает, что "Нафтогаз" спустя некоторое время объявит новый тендер на модернизацию ГТС

Vladimir Groisman during a trip to Kherson 10.11.2016

Company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” will announce a tender for modernization of the gas transportation system (GTS) of the country after the revision of technical issues. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during the “hour of questions to the government” at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.

Recall, December 2, Naftogaz announced the cancellation of tenders for the modernization of the GTS carried out by PJSC “Ukrtransgaz”, in the amount of 4.13 billion. The project involved reconstruction of three compressor stations – “Zadneprovsky”, “Ananiev” and “Yuzhnobugsky”. The report noted that the cause of the rejection of modernization of the GTS is the lack of need due to the possible risk of the introduction of Russia in operation of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream”.

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“All procedures were carried out, but “Naftogaz” has decided for this reason, it is their sovereign right. Now, as I was informed, they study the feasibility due to the fact that on the southern direction today, there are corresponding problems (associated with the construction of “Turkish stream” – ed.). Today they probably will review the technical needs of modernization of the system and will be in accordance with this to announce a new tender. This will mean that it will take a certain period of time, but in the end, I think we will be able to speak again about that “Naftogaz” will again announce a new tender for new technical solutions,” said Groysman, answering questions of deputies in the session of Parliament.

As reported, 8 and 10 November in public procurement ProZorro there were three declared “Ukrtransgaz” tender for the modernization of Ukraine’s gas transportation system. Public auction was recognized the best offers on reconstruction of compressor stations, represented by Sumy machine building scientific production Association. Now that the company is protesting against the abolition of the relevant government orders.

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