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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Northern Greece News

Pic: Thessaloniki Port Authority

Hill International to Develop Thessaloniki Port

A consortium led by Hill International has won a contract from Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA) in Greece to support major expansion works at Thessaloniki port.Hill International, a player in managing construction risk, announced that it has signed an agreement with THPA as leader of a consortium including Rogan Associates SA, to provide design and project management services for the planned expansion of the marine works infrastructure of Pier 6.The Port of Thessaloniki is the…

Gastrade Signs LNG Deal with State-owned DEPA

Greece's state controlled natural gas firm DEPA signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday with natural gas company Gastrade to participate in the development of a liquified natural gas terminal in northern Greece, DEPA said. Greece currently has one LNG terminal on an islet off Athens. Gastrade, part of Greek energy group Copelouzos, is planning a second LNG terminal near the northern city of Alexandroupolis. The project has been described as a 'project of common interest' by the European Union.

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Greece Formally Approves Cosco's Bid for Piraeus Port

The Greek privatization fund TAIPED formally accepted the binding bid submitted by Cosco Pacific for the majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), while the port company’s stock posted a significant increase on the Athens bourse in response to the Council of State’s rejection of various objections to OLP’s privatization. The renewed and better offer by Cosco for the 67% of OLP has reached 368.5 million euros. TAIPED announced that the sell-off agreement will now be forwarded for approval to the State Audit Council…

Photo: Gastrade SA

Greek-US Plan for an LNG Terminal

Greece and the US are likely to reveal a joint venture to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal when US Secretary of State John Kerry makes an official visit to Athens in November. According to a local news report in eKathimerini, Kerry dropped a hint about the plan during his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the United States at the end of September, referring to the prospect of northern Greece evolving into an energy hub with the construction of an LNG terminal.