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Cyclades’ interconnection with the continental Electricity Transmission System enters final phase

Hellenic Cables, one of the largest cable producers in Europe signed a contract with IPTO, in the context of the 4th phase of Cyclades interconnection with the continental Electricity Transmission System, concerning the electrical interconnections of Lavrio-Serifos and Serifos-Milos, in Greece, with a total length of 170 kilometres.

More precisely, the “turnkey” project includes the design, manufacturing and supply of 150 kilovolts (kV) high-voltage onshore and offshore cables as well as their accessories, the installation, laying and protection of the onshore and offshore cables, the implementation of necessary joints and terminations as well as the final tests after installation.

The project integrating Milos and Serifos into the continental Electricity Transmission System is part of the fourth and final phase of the Cyclades interconnection.

Upon operation, the new interconnection will significantly upgrade the quality of electricity supply to seven more directly and indirectly interconnected islands of the Cyclades (Folegandros, Milos, Serifos, Ios, Kimolos, Sifnos and Kythnos) throughout the year while allowing the gradual withdrawal of polluting and ageing power plants still operating in Milos and Serifos.

“The electrical interconnection of Milos and Serifos with the mainland Electricity Transmission System supports the island economy, energy security and the reduction of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions,” commented Alexis Alexiou, CEO of Belgian holding company Cenergy Holdings and Hellenic Cables. “Through the cables and services it offers, Hellenic Cables contributes decisively to Greece’s energy transition.”

The implementation of the project, including the installation of the cables, is expected to be completed within 28 months. The cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables’ state-of-the-art factory in Corinth.

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