Croatia: TERNA agreed the new route for underwater power cable Montenegro-Italy

, SEE Energy News

Croatia has a new draft of the route for the power cable that will connect Montenegro and Italy, and he is eligible for it, according to the Croatian Minister of Economy, Ivan Vrdoljak.

“We have talked several times with colleagues from Italy on the technical solution and at the beginning of this month we have received a new draft of the route that is definitely acceptable”, Vrdoljak said at a conference “Economy – ground connection of the Western Balkans”, in response to questions from the present investors.

Croatia has previously opposed the proposed route for the project of linking Montenegro with Italy submarine cable, as it passes through a part of the Adriatic Sea in which will be conducted the oil and gas exploration.

The Croatian Ministry of Economy repeatedly suggested to the Italian company that the route of the undersea cable should not have to exceed the limits extension of the territorial sea between Croatia and Montenegro and the boundary of the continental shelf between Croatia and Italy, and that the route could go by rim of the exploration area South Adriatic, in which case the approval of Croatia was necessary.

Agreement on the establishment of submarine interconnection between Italy and Montenegro was signed in November 2010th by representatives of the Italian Terna, the Government of Montenegro and the Montenegrin Electric Transmission System (CGES).

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