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DESFA- Corinth Pipeworks: 27-mln-euro contract for a certified hydrogen transport pipeline

The development of IGNM will further strengthen Greece's role as an energy hub

Cenergy Holdings announced that Corinth Pipeworks, its steel pipes segment, was awarded a contract with a value of more than 27 million euros by DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, for the manufacture and supply of approximately 56km of 30-inch longitudinally welded steel pipes (LSAW) for the development of the Greek part of the Natural Gas Interconnector between Greece and North Macedonia (IGNM).

The development of IGNM will further strengthen Greece’s role as an energy hub, creating new energy routes for Southeast Europe and capitalizing on DESFA’s gas infrastructure, such as the LNG Terminal in Revithoussa and the National Natural Gas Transmission System, providing also access for the import of LNG from multiple supply sources, and enhancing diversification and security of supply in the region.

This will be the second pipeline in Greece that will also be able to transfer hydrogen up to 100%, being part of the country’s hydrogen backbone. It will contribute to further development of a regional hydrogen market for Southeast and Central Europe. This collaboration to develop infrastructure that is compatible with transferring hydrogen facilitates the growth of a robust hydrogen market. The implementation of such key investments enables the transmission of renewable gases, leading the energy transition of Greece and the region.

The 30-inch, hydrogen certified, pipes will be manufactured in Corinth Pipeworks’ production facilities in Thisvi, Greece.