Work will commence in Ibiza in November
The project will entail investment of €490Mn
The President of the Balearic Islands government, Francesc Antich, met with the Chairman of Enagás, Antonio Llardén today. At the meeting, Mr. Llardén told Mr. Antich that work on the Balearic gas pipeline will commence in November.
Enagás was awarded the contract to construct the underwater pipeline in July. As per the plans, work on burying the pipes is scheduled to begin in Ibiza in November and will end in May 2008 thereby avoiding the tourist season. Work will recommence in October 2008 with the burial of pipes in Denia and Mallorca and the laying of the underwater pipes. The pipeline is scheduled to come on stream in the summer of 2009.
The pipes (22,500 in total) have already been built and treated with an anticorrosive sealant prior to being shipped to Alicante where they will be encased in concrete.
The project's main section is the 267 km-long Denia-Ibiza-Mallorca underwater pipeline which will entail investment of €360Mn. Other work includes the 65 km-long Montesa-Denia pipeline and the Denia compression station which will have an initial capacity of 16,500 kW and propel gas from the mainland. Gas regulation and metering stations will be built in Ibiza and Mallorca for delivery to distributors. The project will entail investment of €490Mn.
In July Enagás obtained the pertinent administrative authorisations to build the Montesa-Denia underwater pipeline.
This meeting with the President of the Balearic Islands government is part of a series of visits which Antonio Llardén is making to those regions where Enagás is present or plans to develop highly important infrastructures.