Malta 3 steps closer to European gas pipeline

Energy Minister Joe Mizzi announced three new contracts for the development and actuation of the gas pipeline connecting Malta to the Trans-European Gas Network.

During a press conference at Kalanka in Delimara, around a kilometre away from one of the sites to be studied, the Minister said that the project has already benefited from €4 million in funding.

Mizzi said that the plan is that by 2020, Malta will have applied for co-financing by the EU for the pipeline’s construction, which will cost an estimated €350 million. He also said that, once commissioned, the pipeline will substitute the temporary LNG tanker in Delimara.

Minister Mizzi also said that a public entity has been established in order to lead the implementation and operation of the project.