The tender for Storage engineering and construction works will be announced in 3 months, supposedly. According to the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Energy, Mariam Valishvili, a foreign consultant is hired to prepare a tender plan.
Concerning the budget for the construction of storage, the decision has not been made yet. It is possible that Gas and Fuel Corporation will take a loan from financial institutions or from an investor and SOCAR is one of the choices.
SOCAR is considered as an investor. The interest has been expressed but we have not discussed anything yet- noted Valishvili.
The construction of storage is planned close to Samgori and it will have a capacity to preserve 300 cubic meters of gas.