Cabling the power bridge to Crimea along the bottom of the Strait will start on 15 October

Cabling the power bridge to Crimea along the bottom of the Strait will start on 15 October


The trench will be dug, and 13.8 kilometers of heavy cable will be laid in it, then the trench will be poured, said the Minister of fuel and energy of Crimea Sergey Egorov.

SIMFEROPOL, 15 Oct. Laying almost 14 kilometers of cable of the power bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar region across the bottom of Kerch Strait will start on Thursday, weather permitting, told reporters in Simferopol, the Minister of fuel and energy of Crimea Sergey Egorov.

“Laying cable on seabed of the Strait will begin today, weather permitting. It is a complex undertaking, it will conduct a specialized vessel with the so-called “plow”. The trench will be dug, and 13.8 kilometers of heavy cable will be laid in it, then the trench will be poured,” — said Egorov.

Crimea is 70% dependent on power supplies from Ukraine. According to the estimates of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, the region needed an additional approximately 880 MW of capacity. Until the end of the current year primarily constructed of RF power bridge to Crimea must be commissioned, which will give to the Crimea from the mainland to 400 MW of capacity. The second phase will increase the power flow to 800-840 MW — the construction will finish in summer 2016.

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