Mission & Values


Trans-Balkan Pipeline B.V. is an international project company established in Amsterdam on February 6, 2008 in implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Hellenic Republic Relating to the Cooperation in the Construction and the Operation of the "Burgas-Alexandroupolis" Oil Pipeline.

Our mission is to create a new reliable and environmentally safe oil supply route for Europe, which will both help relieve the congested Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and increase European energy security.


In pursuit of its objective of satisfying European energy needs Trans-Balkan Pipeline B.V. is persistently guided by the following key values and principles:

Openness and Transparency

The Company is committed to cooperation and partnership with the central and local state authorities, NGOs, mass media, the public and any other interested parties.

We take public concerns seriously and are always ready for an open and constructive dialog.

Press releases, newsletters and this website provide the most up-to-date information.

Political Indifference

Trans-Balkan Pipeline B.V. is a purely business enterprise. Total political indifference and neutrality, along with non-participation in any political activities are among the Company’s main principles.

Environmental Safety

The objective of Trans-Balkan Pipeline B.V. is to make its pipeline the safest ever built. Safety is ensured by advanced technical planning, high-quality materials, involvement of distinguished experts and contractors.

The Company performs its activities in accordance with the highest international environmental standards and regulations.

The pipeline will have a limited temporary impact during construction and hardly any noticeable impact during operation.

In order to minimize the potential environmental impact Trans-Balkan Pipeline B.V. is conducting comprehensive environmental studies involving prominent independent experts and institutions, selected by means of worldwide calls for tender.