More than 1.500 jobs related to the investment by Qatar at Astakos, to create Liquefied Natural Gas and Power plant of modern technology with natural gas. According to government's announcement, was made known that the Minister of State, Harris Pampoukis, had a telephone conversation with the Vice Prime Minister of Qatar and Energy Minister, Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, for the investment, following a visit to Qatar of the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign , Spyros Kouvelis.
Noted that the issue was discussed with the Vice of Qatar, the Secretary for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, G. Maniatis, as well, during the visit of President of the Republic to the United Arab Emirates in January. Today the Secretary of State agreed with Mr Al Attiyah to be a mutual support from both governments, view the process of licensing the work under the supervision of the Minister of Environment Energy and Climate Change, Tina Birbilis.
Details of the investment
A terminal of Liquefied Natural Gas is already established on the islet of Revithousa, at the bay of Megara, whilst is discussed the construction of another one at the region of Kavala. The investment is estimated at more than 3 billion euro.
With its implementation our country gains access to another alternative supply of gas, which increases the security of supply, while Qatar gains access to the European market.
source: EMEA Business Monitor