EU Projects

EU Projects of Common Interest
JANAF’s Project – EU PCI: JANAF- Adria pipelines


1) EU Projects of common interest (PCI)

To help create an integrated EU energy market, the European Commission (EC) has drawn up a first list of 248 projects of common interest (PCIs) on 14 October 2013. The second list of such projects was adopted by the EC on 18 November 2015.

The list of projects is to be updated every two years and the next update is foreseen for the end of 2017.

Project criteria

A project of common interest should:

  • have a significant impact on the energy markets of at least two EU countries such as by contributing to the integration of their networks;
  • increase competition in energy markets by offering alternatives to consumers;
  • enhance the EU’s security of supply by allowing countries to receive energy from a greater number of sources;
  • contribute towards the EU’s energy and climate goals, for example by facilitating the integration of renewable energy into the grid.

Benefits for projects

Energy projects on the list can benefit from a number of advantages including:

  • accelerated planning and permit granting procedures including a binding three-and-a-half-years’ time limit for the granting of a permit;
  • a single national authority to deal with when it comes to the obtaining of permits;
  • lower administrative costs for project promoters and authorities resulting from the streamlining of their environmental assessment procedure;
  • increased transparency and improved public participation: projects will have to conduct public consultations, create information manuals, etc.;
  • increased visibility for investors resulting from inclusion on the PCI list;
  • the possibility of receiving financial support under the Regulation establishing Connecting Europe Facility (Note: it is not possible for oil projects);

Oil infrastructural PCIs from the second list (2015)

9.1. Adamowo-Brody pipeline: pipeline connecting the JSC Uktransnafta’s Handling Site in Brody (Ukraine) and Adamowo Tank Farm (Poland);

9.2. Bratislava-Schwechat-Pipeline: pipeline linking Schwechat (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovak Republic);

9.3. JANAF-Adria pipelines: reconstruction, upgrading, maintenance and capacity increase of the existing JANAF and Adria pipelines linking the Croatian Omisalj seaport to the Southern Druzhba (Croatia, Hungary, Slovak Republic); (the Hungarian-Slovakian connection is no longer considered as project of common interest)

9.4. Litvinov (Czech Republic)-Spergau (Germany) pipeline: the extension project of the Druzhba pipeline to the refinery TRM Spergau;

9.5. Cluster Pomeranian pipeline (Poland), including the following PCIs:

9.5.1. Construction of Oil Terminal in Gdańsk;

9.5.2. Expansion of the Pomeranian Pipeline: loopings and second line on the Pomeranian pipeline linking Plebanka Tank Farm (near Płock) and Gdańsk Handling Terminal.

9.6. TAL Plus: capacity expansion of the TAL Pipeline between Trieste (Italy) and Ingolstadt (Germany).

Related legislation

REGULATION (EU) No 347/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2016/89 of 18 November 2015 amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Union list of projects of common interest

2) JANAF’s Project – EU PCI

Project no. and name: 9.3. JANAF-Adria pipelines: reconstruction, upgrading, maintenance and capacity increase of the existing JANAF and Adria pipelines linking the Croatian Omisalj seaport to the Southern Druzhba

The project is necessary for the implementation of energy infrastructure priority oil corridor referred to in the Regulation (EU) No. 347/2013 regarding the following: oil supply connections in Central Eastern Europe and interoperability of oil pipeline network in Central Eastern Europe to increase security of supply and reduce environmental risks.

The purpose of the project is to increase the security of crude oil supply of the EU Member States and of South Eastern European countries by diversifying crude oil supply routes and sources.

The project promoters are JANAF (Croatia) and Transpetrol (Slovakia) and these companies are authorised for the projects realization in their respective countries independently. MOL and Transpetrol completed the construction of the connection pipeline between Hungary and Slovakia and therefore MOL is no longer a promoter of the overall project of JANAF-Adria pipelines.

JANAF/Croatian part in PCI JANAF-Adria pipelines

The projects of JANAF in the overall PCI JANAF-Adria pipelines are necessary for the implementation of energy infrastructure priority corridor referred to in the Regulation (EU) No. 347/2013 – Priority corridor connections for oil supplies in Central Eastern Europe.

These projects are as follows:

  1. a) Submarine oil pipeline island of Krk-mainland project, and
  2. b) Project of inspection, repairs and rehabilitation of JANAF oil pipeline system

The JANAF’s projects contribute to security of supply of the EU Member States (Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic), as well as of the South Eastern European countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) because all the refineries in the mentioned countries can be supplied from Omisalj direction. Also, reversibility of the JANAF’s pipeline section from Sisak to Croatian/Hungarian border enables refineries in South Eastern European countries to be supplied from the Druzhba pipeline too.

JANAF has available capacities to increase transportation significantly. We have to have in mind that the JANAF pipeline system was designed for 34 MTA of oil transportation from Omisalj direction toward refineries in Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The installed capacity of the Omisalj – Sisak section is 20 MTA and 14 MTA of the Sisak – Gola section.

a) Project: Submarine oil pipeline island of Krk-mainland

Project aims

  • To incresae security of crude oil supply for the Central and South Eastern European countries (Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia);
  • To raise environmental protection as well as human and equipment safety and protection;
  • To increase oil transportation security;
  • To enchance interoperability of oil pipeline system.

Project description

The submarine oil pipeline island of Krk-mainland shall be one of the JANAF oil pipeline sections intended for crude oil transport from the Krk Island to the mainland, where the pipeline continues in Sisak direction. The submarine pipeline shall be reversible and shall replace the pipeline within the Krk Bridge through which the crude oil has been transported since 1979. Thus, the flexibility and operability of the oil pipeline systems are increased, the sustainable development of infrastructure is achieved and the bottlenecks in crude oil transport are minimized.

The Project involves the construction of the 36” profile oil pipe line, in length of around 5 km, of which 2,6 km on the island of Krk, 730 meters under the sea and 1,6 km on the mainland. As part of new pipeline section, two new block stations shall be constructed (BS Vošćica, on the Krk Island prior to the sea entrance and BS Šmrika, on the mainland).

Project status

  • Location permit obtained in May 2008;
  • Amendment to the location permit obtained in June 2011;
  • Decision on concession for special use of maritime domain (Official Gazette – NN 110/2011) obtained in July 2011, and amendments to such decision in November 2012 (Official Gazette – NN 121/2012);
  • Contract on concession for the purpose of special use of the maritime domain for construction and use of the oil pipeline subsea crossing concluded in November 2012;
  • Main design completed in February 2012 and detailed (construction) design in May 2012;
  • Construction permit, including the Environmental Impact Study, obtained in November 2012;
  • Construction started in the first quarter of 2015 and completion is planned in the fourth quarter of 2016.

b) Project of inspection, repairs and rehabilitation of JANAF oil pipeline system

Project aims

  • To increase security of crude oil supply to the refineries in the Central and South Eastern European countries (Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia);
  • To enhance crude oil transport security;
  • To achieve sustainable development of oil pipeline infrastructure;
  • To achieve higher level of environment protection;
  • To raise safety and security in terms of environment, humans and equipment;
  • To reduce risks of possible negative effects due to accidents and natural disasters;
  • To prolong life period of oil pipeline infrastructure.

Project description

The JANAF oil pipeline system was constructed in the period between 1974 and 1979, as international crude oil transportation system for the South Eastern and Central European countries (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) and was put into operation in 1979.

With the aim of enhancing the security of crude oil supply and transport, in the past years JANAF has modernized its system (electric power supply, new Supervisory Control SystemSCADA, GIS, information and communication system, etc.) and intensified the investment in inspection, repairs and rehabilitation of the oil pipeline system.

JANAF necessarily needs to continue with intensified investments in the Project of Inspection, Repairs and Rehabilitation of the oil pipeline system, in particular having in mind security and protection, as well as prolonging life period of its pipeline.

Project status

The activities contained within the project are continuous and regular in the line with the Business Plans and Assessment Reports on Pipeline Integrity. All activities are conducted by applying the latest technical and technological achievements, particulary those regarding environmental protection, as well as human and equipment protection and safety.

Contact details of the Project promoter

Jadranski naftovod, dioničko društvo (JANAF Plc.)
Address: Miramarska cesta 24, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 3039 999 (switchboard)
Fax: +385 1 3095 482