Italian company Terna, linking the country with Montenegro via an underwater power cable, has previously published scientific studies that showed the project was designed so as to not endanger the environment, which was also recognized by officials of the Italian town of San Giovanni Teatino, who gave the green light to continue with works, Dnevne novine daily said.
The local council approved a draft agreement with Terna which provides for setting up transmission lines and associated power equipment through several settlements of their town, portal CdM reports.
The deal was reached after months of negotiations launched by the company, Italian media said. Terna pledged to finance the settlement of terrain for the construction of transmission lines and installation of energy equipment. The value of works amounts to EUR 3.4 million. After getting approval from Croatia for the country’s waters, there are no more obstacles, the article said.
According to Dnevne novine, it is expected that installing of 250 kilometers of power cable towards Montenegro will be continued soon, after which it will finally be connected to the substation whose construction began in Lastva Grbaljska near Budva.
In late March, Norwegian company Nexans installed 140 kilometres of one of the two power cables.