Norwegian Amb: Changes in Greek Energy Sector Are Impressive

September 20, 2021

ATHENS — Norway's Ambassador to Greece, Frode Overland Andersen, in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) released on Monday, said that there was such potential in the region of Greece, especially in the energy sector, that he would not be doing his job if he had not informed the Norwegian Energy Ministry and the companies in his country about the developments.

"Obviously, I cannot promise investments but I must say what is happening here because I think Norwegian industry was not watching what is happening in Greece as closely as it should," he added.

Norwegian companies such as Equinor, but also companies from other countries, are now waiting for the new law on floating wind parks in Greece, in order to determine their next investment moves in Greece, he noted.

The ports of northern Greece, such as those of Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis, play a key role, he said, as large-scale construction projects at sea, such as floating wind farms, are not possible without port infrastructure with sufficient depth.

According to Andersen, who recently visited Thessaloniki, "the region of northern Greece is today one of the most interesting in the country."

He explained that this was because it is the place where much of this change in the energy "terrain" is taking place, through projects such as the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) for natural gas in Alexandroupolis, the Interconnector Pipeline of Greece, the corresponding pipeline with North Macedonia as well as the huge Renewable Energy Sources (RES) project in western Macedonia, in the context of phasing out coal-fired power plants.


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