MIEPME – Elmed HVDC Electrical Interconnection Line – Tunisia - Project Profile
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Ministére de l'Industrie de l'Energie et des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (MIEPME) is planning to develop a 600MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection link between Italy and Tunisia.
The project involves the construction of a 600MW HVDC subsea and underground cable transmission line between El Haouria in Tunisia and Partanna in Italy, a direct current (DC) to alternative current (AC) converter station at Kelibia, a direct current to alternative current station at Sicily, access roads, the laying of a 192km HVDC submarine cables, a 37km HVDC underground cables, a 80km new 220KV overhead lines in Tunisia and the installation of transformers and power control units.
In 2004, the Italian and Tunisian Governements signed the protocols for promoting the energy exchanges.
In September 2005, Tunisian-Italian technical committee recommended a 1,200MW power plant at El Haouaria and a subsea interconnection cable rated at 1,000MW between Italy and Tunisia.
In June 2007, a Memorundom of Understanding (MoU) signed between STEG and TERNA, for the project development.
In April 2009, ELMED Etudes, a joint venture company of (STEG 50%-TERNA 50%) was formed to assist the partners in the preparation of the tender documents.
In the first quarter of 2015, the project was revised and ELMED Etudes launched a new feasibility study to understand the cost benefit analysis.
In October 2015, The governments of Italy and Malta singed a cooperation agreement. As per the agreement Government of Malta will provide the support for the project development.
In November 2016, the economic studies were completed.
In December 2016, Government of Italy ha announced that it will contribute to the implementation of the Tunisian Development Plan for the years 2016-2020, with an envelope of US$420 million, of which US$303 million in the form of a loan and US$117 million in the form of a grant.
Feasibility study activities are underway and the discussions are also underway between the Government's of Italy and Tunisia for the further development of the project.
The project involves the construction of a 600MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection link between Tunisia and Italy.
The US$418 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a DC to AC converter station at Kelibia
2. Construction of a DC to AC converter station at Sicily
3. Laying of a 192km long HVDC submarine cables
4. Laying of a 37km HVDC underground cables
5. Laying of 80km new 220KV overhead transmission line at Tunisia side
6. Installation of power control units
7. Installation of transformers
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