General – Submarine Cable
Croatia launches €58 mln project to renew submarine 110kV cables connecting its Adriatic islands to the mainland, the country’s power transmission system operator HOPS recently said.
The project is listed among Croatia’s strategic undertakings and will be fully financed from the country’s plan for recovery from the pandemic under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) from 2021 to 2026.
The project aims to secure both electricity deliveries to the islands and future transmission of electricity generated from renewables there.
In the first phase of the project, 13 km of new undersea cables will be laid to connect Postira, on the island of Brac, and Krk, on the island of Krk, to the mainland.
The works will be carried out by local engineering company Koncar Inzenjering.
In the second phase of the project, a public tender will be called next month for the replacement of submarine cable links to the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Krk, Cres and Losinj.
The European Commission approved last year a grant of €6.3 billion for Croatia under the RRF to help the country emerge stronger from the pandemic.