Ungheni Chisinau Gas Pipeline



Project number:


Business sector:

Natural resources

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

22 Mar 2016



Target board date:

30 Nov 2016

Project description

Construction of a gas pipeline to connect the capital of Moldova and the country’s largest gas consumer to the Romanian gas network via Ungheni (Moldova) – Iasi (Romania) interconnection.

The Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline will have a throughput capacity of 1.5-2.5bcm per annum. The estimated cost of the project is up to EUR 92 million and includes the following components:

(i) Pipeline with a diameter of 600 mm and a length between 113 and up to 133 km (depending on the routing option);

(ii) 5 Block Valve Stations occupying a fenced area of ca. 100 m2 each;

(iii) 2 Gas Pressure Regulation Stations; and

(iv) 6 Pigging facilities. EBRD and EIB are considering co-financing the project through sovereign loans to the Government of Moldova. The Project aims to enhance Moldova’s energy security by diversifying its gas supply sources. It will support the reform agenda in the gas sector through liberalisation and strengthening competition in compliance with Moldova’s undertakings to EU and Energy Community. As a result, it could enable other gas suppliers to enter the Moldovan market. ESIA disclosure package:

The ESIA disclosure package includes the following documents in English and Romanian:


  • Environmental and Social Action Plan
  • Resettlement Policy Framework
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan

There is a Project Summary Document available for thie project.

Full ESIA availability

Ministry of Economy and Trade
1,Piata Marii Adunari Naționale str., Chisinau, Moldova
Mrs. Nicoleta Pădureț, Head of Communication and Public Relations Service
Tel: (022) 250547

Ministry of Environment
9, Constantin Tanase str., Chisinau, Moldova
Mr. Dumitru Gorelco, Consultant
Tel: (022) 204505

Ungheni Regional Council
11, Nationala str., Ungheni, Moldova
Mrs. Ana Comanda, Communication and Public Relations Service
Tel: (060) 426320

Nisporeni Regional Council
2 , Ioan Vodă str., Nisporeni
Mr3. Amarfii Ecaterina, Communication and Public Relations Service
Tel: (69) 631307

Straseni Regional Council
28, M. Eminescu str., Straseni
Mrs. Rodica Jereghi, Communication and Public Relations Service
Tel: (69) 757640

Calarasi Regional Council
1, Biruintei str., Calarasi
Mr. Valeriu Sava, Vice Chairman
Tel: (69) 156955


EBRD Chisinau Resident Office
10th floor, 63 Vlaicu Parcalab street, Chisinau, Moldova
Mr Octavian Costas, Senior Banker
Tel: 022 21 00 00


Client website:



1, Aleco Russo str., Block A1, of 163, Chisinau, MD-2068 Mr Alexandru Savca www.mepiu.md E-mail: alex.savca@mepiu.md; Mobile: (+373) 68171196 Office tel. (022) 496790

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014