We have invested over 320 million Euro in the construction of 2,400 km of distribution pipelines. We reached the homes of nearly 250,000 Bulgarian households. Every month we provide an energy alternative to over 60,000 families, over 3,000 manufacturing companies, hundreds of schools, kindergartens, hospitals and social institutions.
Natural gas has always been the most affordable energy for society. Together, more than two decades ago, we started the gasification story of Bulgaria, which with zeal and desire we, Overgas, and you, our friends and partners, will continue to write. Together, we traveled the long and thorny path of changing the status quo and building a functional energy market. Because we have always advocated the right of choice. Because we are on your side. Because we are alike.
Under his guidance, the Project for Gasification of Bulgarian Cities was developed and implemented.
He is the author of more than 30 scientific and practical papers and engineering studies, published in Bulgaria, Russia, USA, Germany, Austria, Syria and Libya.
Sasho Donchev is the Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Natural Gas (BAPG). In February 2011, he was elected the Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) and in 2014 he was re-elected for the second term.
He represents the Bulgarian gas sector in the International Gas Union Board. He was awarded the Honorary Member title, the Gold Sign World Movement Eco Forum for Sustainable Development and the medal Reverend Sergius of Radonezh III-rd degree of the Russian Orthodox Church.
By order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sasho Dontchev was elected a representative of the Ministry in the Board of the Technical University of Sofia.Prior to founding Overgas, between 1978 and 1991, he worked at Gasstroymontaj. He held the positions of Technical Manager, Designer, Specialist in Foreign Trade Department, and Project Leader for “Russia-Turkey Transit Gas Pipeline” Project. Later on, he became the Construction and Installation Director for the construction of Tula-Shostka-Kiev gas pipeline.
Sasho Donchev graduated from the Russian State Oil and Gas University “I. M. Gubkin” majoring in “Construction of gas pipelines, gas storage facilities and oil depots” with honors, as well as from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, majoring in “Foreign Economic Relations”. He speaks Russian, English and Polish.