Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Omisalj - Zlobin - Rupa (Slovenia) LNG Evacuation Gas Pipelines

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB5-HR-ENE-02 € 180,000
EBRD Loan € 95,500,000
Total € 95,680,000
Total Grants € 180,000
Total Loans € 95,500,000

Project Description

The prospect of establishing an LNG terminal in Omialj, on the island of Krk, is of exceptional energy strategic significance for Croatia. Once built, not only that it would transport gas to cater to domestic demand but also feed into neighbouring countries' systems. The LNG evacuation gas pipeline will consist of:

  • gas pipeline Omisalj - Zlobin, 18 km long; the main and initial gas pipeline for natural gas transmission and transit from the LNG terminal in Omisalj on the island of Krk to the existing Croatian gas pipeline network.
  • international gas pipeline Zlobin - Rupa, 34 km long; it connects the main gas pipeline with the Slovenian gas transmission system in Kalce, thus providing natural gas transmission and transit from the LNG terminal to Slovenia, Italy, and Central Europe.

The construction of the evacuation pipeline will enable the transmission of natural gas from the future LNG terminal on the island of Krk to the customers; natural gas transmission to the wider European market; and provides options for gasification of the island of Krk. Further improvements include reduction of COemissions in the region; facilitation of economic development; and an introduction of an ecologically sound energy source in the region (replacement for firewood, coal, and fuel oil). 

The WBIF has allocated a €180,000 EU grant to assist with the preparation of the feasibility study, including the environmental impact assessment and preliminary design. The study was carried out by the Instractucture Project Facility 2 in 2013. The continuation of preparatory work is contingent on progress on PRJ-HRV-ENE-003 - LNG Regasification Vessel. 

  • Countries: Croatia
  • Code: PRJ-HRV-ENE-005
  • Sector: Energy
  • Monitor IFI: EBRD
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary: Plinacro Ltd
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