Electricity

Offshore News – Survey at Malta-Italy Connector reaching final stages – Nov 2022.

The preliminary marine route survey for the second Malta-Italy electricity interconnector is nearing its final stages, project developer InterConnect Malta reported. The seabed survey was split into three sections, including Malta coast, offshore along the route between the two countries, and nearshore Italy. The collection of geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data in the offshore part …

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Built in Malta – Power Plant LADY OF VICTORIES – 2007

On Tuesday 17th April, 2007 a 4,500-tonne Power Plant Pontoon LADY OF VICTORIES was launched at the Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd (MSCL) part of the Malta Shipyards. She was built for AGIP, ABB and Rolls Royce with four gas-operated turbines which generate 140 MW of electricity. The work had been praised by her owners – …

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Accident – Vehicle on fire aboard ropax CRUISE BONARIA – 18.06.2020

On Thursday 18th June, 2020 the ropax CRUISE BONARIA reported a cargo deck fire. The accident occurred upon her arrival at Olbia, Sardegna from Livorno (mainland Italy). The fire erupted in a refrigerator truck and was caused by a shortcut. Reportedly, thick black smoke billowed from the vehicle deck and up to the upper decks. …

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Enemalta – Malta-Sicily Interconnector Repairs – Feb 2020

On the 23rd December 2019, the Malta-Sicily Interconnector suffered extensive damage which resulted in a nationwide powercut. The Interconnector is an important element of the energy mix for the supply of electricity for the Maltese Islands to ensure the security of supply and the economic production of electricity. With immediate action, Enemalta made all necessary …

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