In recent days, Hungarian company Magyar Gáz Tranzit Zrt. (MGT) has repeatedly informed Eustream about the technical problems at Szada compressor station, which cause delay of the test operation of Slovak-Hungarian pipeline.
Technical problems of the pipeline together with delayed certification of MGT on the Hungarian side may cause delay of the commercial operation originally scheduled on January 1, 2015 and later postponed to early February, 2015.
Upon this information, Eustream intends to launch capacity sales by means of an Open Season procedure with a new start of commercial operation set at the beginning of February 2015, as soon as the technical problems on the Hungarian side are resolved.
Slovak part of the pipeline remains technically fully prepared to start commercial operation.