Repairs to the interconnector between Malta and Sicily have been completed, and the cable has again been ‘buried’ in the seabed in order to be protected.
The Ministry for Energy has announced that final tests are being carried out so that the interconnector can start working again from this evening. This, in turn, will mean an additional source of energy besides the power stations and renewable energy.
The cable on the seabed had sustained extensive damage from a tanker’s anchor two days before Christmas, and the whole country had ended up without power for long hours.
Enemalta had stated that the repairs would cost some 11 million euro, and the cost would be covered through insurance.