Transgaz, the technical operator of Romania’s national gas transmission system, has reached out to several senior European officials, urging EU Member States benefiting from the Modernisation Fund to support Romania’s proposed investment projects.

This request pertains to the investment projects submitted by Romania for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Investment Committee on October 25, 2023, under the Modernisation Fund.

Transgaz emphasizes that these projects are of significant importance in achieving decarbonization and ensuring the security of natural gas supply for Central and Eastern European countries, the Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Romania has submitted a total of seven projects for funding involving Mintia Powerplant, Ișalnița Electrocentrale Branch and the Turceni Electrocentrale Branch, and the natural gas transmission pipelines from Jupa – Băile Herculane – Orșova – Prunișor, Mihai Bravu – Siliștea DN 600, Tetila – Horezu – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Black Sea – Podişor, Ghercești – Jitaru. Transgaz asserts that Romania’s proposals align with the goals of decarbonization while maintaining energy security for Eastern Europe and the entire continent. Through the Modernisation Fund, Romania has already received over EUR 2.5 billion in funding for modernizing its national energy infrastructure and transitioning to cleaner energy sources.

The letter, signed by Ion Sterian, Transgaz’s general manager, is addressed to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, EC Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, the President and Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, and energy ministers from several EU Member States, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Greece.