The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, hosted the visit of Enagás CEO Arturo Gonzalo, accompanied by the CEO of the Greek operator DESFA, Maria Rita Galli.
At the meeting, Arturo Gonzalo shared with the Greek Prime Minister his intention to explore, together with DESFA, gas infrastructure and decarbonisation projects mainly linked to hydrogen corridors, an area in which Enagás and DESFA are already working together with 29 other European Transmission System Operators (TSOs) throughout the European Hydrogen Backbone initiative.
During his visit, the CEO of Enagás pointed out that "the new energy paradigm requires greater integration of European energy systems and in this context, Enagás' vision and commitment is that the infrastructure operators of Southern Europe create together a long-term strategic alliance". Along these lines, he stated that "like Spain, Greece has an important role to play in the security of Europe's energy supply and as a future hub for renewable hydrogen that will help to meet the EU's decarbonisation targets".
Enagás holds a 16% stake in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) ─the European gas pipeline linking Turkey to Italy via Greece and Albania─ and a 12% stake in the operator DESFA, in which it has been present since 2018.
Both Trans Adriatic Pipeline —and its possible expansion— and the Revithoussa terminal, which has three LNG tanks with a total capacity of 225,000 m3, and additionally a Floating Storage Unit with 145,000 m3, are strategic to strengthen Greece's role as a hub for natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Accompanied by the Spanish Ambassador to Greece, Carles Casajuana, the Enagás CEO also visited the Revithoussa terminal, which plays an important role at the present time because it supplies South-Eastern Europe, an area that is highly dependent on natural gas from Russia.