Laying almost 14 kilometers of cable of the power bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar region across the bottom of Kerch Strait will start on Thursday, if they give weather, told reporters in Simferopol, the head of Ministry of fuel and energy of Crimea Sergey Egorov.
"Laying cable on seabed of the Strait will begin today, if they give weather. It is a complex event, it Will conduct a specialized vessel with the so-called " plow ". Will dug a trench, and 13, 8 kilometers of heavy cable Will be laid in it, then the trench Will be poured, " said Egorov.
Crimea is 70% dependent on the supply of electric power from Ukraine. According to the estimates of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, the region needed an additional approximately 880 MW of capacity. Before the end of the current year primarily constructed of RF power bridge to the Crimea needs to be put into use, which will allow to give to the Crimea from the mainland To 400 MW of capacity. The second phase will provide an opportunity to increase the power flow To 800-840 MW - its construction have plans to finish in summer 2016.
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