Ukrtransgaz has launched the gas metering station in Berehovo

September 11, 2019, Kyiv – Ukrtransgaz has launched the near border gas metering station (GMS) into the commercial operation after a major reconstruction. Thus, another upgraded GTS facility is in the full-operation mode in preparation for the 2019/2020 heating season.


The reconstructed station, after its installation, has been evaluated for compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulations of Legally Regulated Measuring Instruments. Also under the supervision of the representatives of the neighboring gas transportation systems - FGSZ (Hungary) and Gazprom PJSC (Russian Federation) the station has been tested on the determination of volumes and physical and chemical parameters of natural gas transported through it to Hungary. After the testing, the parties signed the relevant act on the commissioning of the station from September 1.


New equipment has been installed at the station - the main and duplicate gas volume measurement systems based on advanced high-precision ultrasonic gas meters manufactured by Sick AG and RMG Messtechnik. Before installation at Beregovo, they were calibrated at the FORCE Technology Laboratory stand in Viennese (Denmark) under the supervision of representatives of Ukrtransgas, Ukrmetrteststandard, FGSZ (Hungary), Gazprom PJSC (Russian Federation), RMG Messtech. The new automatic flow chromatography (measuring the component composition of the gas) and hygrometers (determining the humidity of the gas) also installed at the facility. 


Reconstruction of the station began in 2017. Investments in the project amounted to over UAH 190 million of the company's funds. The modernization of the facility has made it possible to improve the accuracy and reliability of the determination of the volume and physicochemical parameters of natural gas in both volumes (m3) and energy units (MW), which corresponds to the practices and standards of European countries.


Berehovo is an essential object of the gas transmission infrastructure of Ukraine, as it is responsible for the gas transmission to Hungary. The station covers about 12-13% of the total gas transit to Western Europe and the Balkan region. In 2017, 11.7 billion m3 of gas were transported via Berehovo gas pipeline to the EU countries, in 2018 - 11.8 billion m3. Since the beginning of 2019, the figure is comparable to last year and amounts to 10.2 billion m3.