Wednesday, August 4, 2010
EU-Ukraine: Partners for securing gas to Europe
Procurement Notice: Preparatory studies for the modernisation of the Ukrainian Gas Transit and Storage - 28/07/2010
In the framework of the Joint Commission-Ukraine-IFI Declaration agreed at the March 2009 EU-Ukraine Joint Investment Conference on the modernisation of the Ukrainian Gas Transit System, the procurement notice for the technical feasibility study and the environmental and social impact assessment study has been issued. Details are available on the website of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at the following address:
International Investment Conference on the Modernisation of Ukraine's Gas Transit System, Brussels 23/03/2009
Ukraine is a key transit country for oil and gas supplies from Russia to the EU and has expressed its wish to be integrated in the EU and South East Europe energy markets. Energy is therefore a sector that will continue to be at the centre of EU-Ukraine relations and where co-operation will continue to grow substantially over the coming years. The gas transit system of Ukraine represents the backbone of gas supplies to Europe, accounting for 20% of the EU’s gas consumption and 80% of Russian gas exports to the EU, as well as carrying substantial quantities of Central Asian gas.
In this context, an International Investment Conference on the Modernisation of Ukraine's Gas Transit System is scheduled to take place in Brussels on 23rd March 2009. This conference, to be co-hosted by the European Commission and the Government of Ukraine, will bring together representatives of the EU, Ukraine and third countries, as well international financial institutions and the private sector.
The conference will be a major step forward in ensuring that the Ukraine’s gas transit system operates at the highest levels of efficiency, transparency and reliability.
Source: European Commission External Relations