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Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby Hermes » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:10 pm

The EuroAsia Interconnector project is born...

Greece, Cyprus to advance Israeli power line to Europe

The 2,000-megawatt cable, dubbed the EuroAsia Interconnector project, would ensure that nations including Greece, Cyprus, Israel and others in Europe and the Mediterranean basin have a regular power supply.

Greece and Cyprus have agreed to an Israeli request to lay a power cable to Europe via the two Mediterranean nations, their electricity authorities stated yesterday.

The 2,000-megawatt cable, dubbed the EuroAsia Interconnector project, would ensure that nations including Greece, Cyprus, Israel and others in southeast Europe and the Mediterranean basin have a regular power supply.

Israel has faced soaring power prices since losing its supply of Egyptian natural gas a year ago, following the revolution there. The supply became unreliable following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This week, Egypt announced that it was halting gas exports to Israel altogether.

Meanwhile, Israel has been drafting emergency plans to address expected power outages this summer.

Cyprus for its part has been facing severe power shortages since a disaster at a production plant last year. Following the incident, local authorities had to bring old plants back online in order to meet local needs.

Also, Europe as a whole is expecting power shortages in the wake of Germany's decision to shutter all of its nuclear power plants following Japan's Fukushima disaster.

The Israel-to-Europe cable will be built by the Israel Electric Corporation and PPP Quantum Energy, which is controlled by the Greek power utility and Cypriot companies. Israel and Cyprus signed an accord to lay the underwater cable in March. Yesterday's announcement was the official one.

This is the first stage in a process that would bring Israel electricity from mainland Europe.

At 540 nautical miles (1,000 kilometers ) long and lying at a maximum depth of 2,000 meters, the cable would be the longest in the world.


In Haaretz and Kathimerini
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby bill cobbett » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:23 pm

This is a massive, massive undertaking. 1000 Kms carrying 2000MW in up to 2000m of undulating and rough sea-bed.

Currently the longest undersea electricity cable in the World is the NorNed Project connecting Norway and the Netherlands at 580km and 700MW capacity and in shallowish alluvial shelf... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NorNed
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kurupetos » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:18 pm

Connect to Greece? :D
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:36 pm

The current enosis plan! :D
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kimon07 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:57 pm

bill cobbett wrote:This is a massive, massive undertaking. 1000 Kms carrying 2000MW in up to 2000m of undulating and rough sea-bed.


Well, maybe the three of us are up for some massive, massive and massive surprises to them all?
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:00 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:The current enosis plan! :D


:mrgreen: Resistance is futile, we will be one.
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kurupetos » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:51 pm

kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:This is a massive, massive undertaking. 1000 Kms carrying 2000MW in up to 2000m of undulating and rough sea-bed.


Well, maybe the three of us are up for some massive, massive and massive surprises to them all?

NG, LPG, LNG, WMD...the works! 8) :D
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kurupetos » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:56 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:The current enosis plan! :D


:mrgreen: Resistance is futile, we will be one.

Poor GR!...He will be electrocuted... :shock:
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kimon07 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:59 pm

Construction already STARTED
Electricity cable.
The construction of the submarine electricity cable has reportedly began.

http://www.habermonitor.com/en/haber/de ... ks/160130/
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Re: Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced

Postby kimon07 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Telecommunications bridge between Lebanon and Europe

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THE SEMI-STATE telecommunications company (CyTA) and the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications yesterday ratified an agreement for the construction of a submarine fibre optic cable system between Cyprus and Lebanon, named Europa.
Speaking after a meeting with Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications Nicolas Sehnaoui, CyTA chairman Stathis Kittis expressed appreciation and satisfaction for Lebanon’s willingness to cooperate with the organisation in establishing an international telecommunications bridge between Lebanon and Europe.

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http://www.cyprus-mail.com/lebanon/tele ... e/20120214

P.S. It looks like Cyprus becomes rapidly THE precious link between Asia and Europe. No wonder our "friends" and "allies" are soooooo much in a hurry to impose a new "Annan Plan".
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