The International Airport Varna
Electricity sypply network
Port Varna- http://www.port-varna.bg/
Crossing point of several European transport corridors.
Its cross- roads position on the Black Sea west coast and the excellent transport links make Varna
a proper logistic bridge between Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, Near and Far East.
- The structure of Port of Varna PLC includes 3 component port units : Varna East, Varna West, Balchik.
- It handles all types of cargo, including liquid. Typical cargoes for Varna are grain, containers,
chemicals nad general cargo. In 2001 Varna is Number One in handling of dry cargo in the country.
- Varna has the only rail ferry terminal in the Black Sea where it is possible to change
the bogies of rail wagons from European to Russian standard. With this unique advantage,
the terminal provides one of the shortest and the cheapest routes for the traffic between Europe and Asia.
- Varna has 2 container terminals - one in Varna East and the other in Varna West.
- Berths : 34.
- Total quay length: 5765 m.
- Open storage area: 240.100 sq.m.
- Closed storage area: 77.400 sq.m.
- Terminals: 10 .
The International Airport Varna - http://www.varna-airport.bg/
The second largest airport after Sofia.
- Connection to 35 countries and 101 cities around the world.
- Maintenance and repair of all basic types of Russian airplanes; an airport for charter flights.
- Marked seasonal busyness; depending on the share in the financial results, the traffic serviced can be divided in the following groups:
- Passenger's charter, servicing the Black sea resorts during the summer season.
- Regular international flights.
- Cargo charter flights.
- Flights of general purpose ( General aviation ).
- The vision of the Government is concession granting.
- Interest in investments has been declared by the Wiggins Group, United Kingdom;
Brussels Airport; a consortium of 6 multi-national companies, among them Credit Swiss First Boston,
Montgomery Asset Management, Copenhagen Airport and the Belgian BIAC.
The best telecommunication network in Bulgaria.
One of the highest rates of digitalization in the country: 44.4% for the city of Varna,
36% for the region of Varna, average figure for the country - 21%.
The telephone lines density is 481 per 1000 city dwellers.
The digitalization rate of Varna telecommunication network is three times higher than
the average rate for the country. The digital telephone systems used are Siemens and Ericsson.
300 km of fiber-optic cables; MAN - ATM/STM .
Varna is one of the main junctions of two international submarine optic cables:
KAFOS - connecting Varna, Istanbul (Turkey) and Mangalia (Romania) as well as the telecommunication
infrastructures of Bulgaria and the European countries; BSFOCS (Black Sea Fiber Optic Cable System)
- an optic cable connecting Varna, Odessa (Ukraine) and Novorosiysk (Russia).
Sufficient water resource available for water supply
of the towns and villages.
Percentage of the population provided with water supply - 100%.
Total length of the water supply network - 4 701 000
m, 120 water supply pump stations.
Total produced water – 84,106 m3 per year .
Major water sources: Kamchia Dam-Lake, the Springs of Devnya and the water supply systems of Zlatina, Batova and Pchelnik
67,5% of the towns and villages /with population over 10
000 inhabitants/ are provided with sewerage networks, the percentage being
more than 90% for the city of Varna and the town of Devnya, while in the
rest of the towns the sewerage network has been constructed to 30-60%.
Electricity sypply network
The region of Varna is supplied with electricity by:
Varna Thermal-Electric Power Plant – 6 ő 220 ĚW.
“Dobrudzha” Electric Substation /in the town of Suvorovo/
- 2x220 MW.
Main distribution lines: two lines of 220 kV each from Varna Thermal-Elctric Power Plant to "Dobrudzha' Substation;
40 ő 110 ęV lines, servicing the towns and villages outside Varna - Devnya agglomeration.
Substations: two big substations - "Varna" and "Dobrudzha"; 18 substations of 110/20 kV;
generating substations and traction substations owned by different companies .
The transmission network of 110 kV,
220 kV and 440 kV is rather dense and provides effective power supply of the region.
Toplofikatsia Plc. – Varna supplies the central heating of
schools, nursery homes, houses and flats, etc. equal to 14 000 flats – 38
000 inhabitants in Varna municipality. The central heating system comprises
a heating station, 426 distribution stations and 28 ęě of conveying network.
Available gas-pipe network in the region. The system
is with high pressure – 55 bar. With diameter 700mm., property of “Bulgargas”
The price of gas- methane from 27.03.2003 is 287.19 lv. for 1 000 cubic meters,
from the distributor "Bulgargas" JSC. Caloricity of the marsh gas sold in the network of "Bulgargas" JSC. is 8 000 Kkal/ m3 at 20o C.
At the cape “Galata”, there is a methane gas field in
the Black sea Shelf. The mine equipment is forthcoming in 2004 parallel
with the construction of the necessary gas pipelines.
Varna region is characterized by an average road network density
of 328.99 km / km2 and total length of 1256.60 km (1337.2 km including 80.60 km without
surface, are in project).
Hemus and Cherno more highways have the greatest significance to the
development of the Republican road network on the territory of Varna region. They also
represent an integral part of the pan-European road network and particularly of corridors No.7 and 8.
Setting these two highways of national importance in compliance with the European standards will
greatly improve the transport activity between the region and the rest of the country, the Central
and West European potential markets as well as the countries of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation.
Strategic importance considering Varna-Poti ro-ro connection.
There is also a Ruse-Shumen-Varna E70 road available.