“On Thursday, I will be on a visit to Istanbul where I will meet my Turkish counterpart to discuss the Nabucco gas pipeline, and the development of the subsea cable Constanta – Istanbul, considering that Transelectrica has completed the feasibility studies for this important project for Romania”, sadi Adriean Videanu.

The minister stressed the importance of drawing a roadmap of the subsea cable with the Turkish authorities.

The feasibility studies for the subsea cable Romania-Turkey cost €1,241,826, that were 75% covered by Transelectrica and 25% by Nuclearelectrica.

Transelectrica and Sweden-based Vattenfall Power Consultant AB signed in June 2009 the contract for conducting the feasibility studies, including the environmental studies and task book for the Romania-Turkey subsea power transmission cable (HVDC Link).

The cable will link Romania to Turkey and will enable power transmission between Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Turkey.