VMTG

Location:

Moldova

Project number:

50410

Business sector:

Energy

Notice type:

Private

ESIA disclosed:

11 Oct 2019

Status:

Board Approved

Approval date:

11 Dec 2019

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 1.5bcm per annum. The estimated cost of the project is up to EUR 90 million and includes the following components:

(i) Pipeline with a diameter of 600 mm and a length of 117 km;

(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.

There is a Project Summary Document available for this project.

ESIA disclosure package

The ESIA disclosure package includes the following documents:

Remedial Action Plan (RAP)
Labour and Working Conditions Management Plan
Community Health and Safety Management Plan
HSE Plan for construction
Soil Management and Erosion Control Plan
Waste Management Plan
Water Crossings Management Plan
Spill Prevention and Clean-up Plan
Traffic Management Plan

Full ESIA availability

Vestmoldtransgaz

  • 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

And

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

And

Client's disclosure

Enquiries

Cristian Rusu, Administrator
Vestmoldtransgaz  SRL
Address: Office 515, 180, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, Chisinau, Moldova, MD 2004.
tel. (373) 68922422
e-mail: cristian.rusu@vmtg.md

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