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Unique infrastructure, one of the most innovative projects ever designed and built in the energy sector. The “Sorgente-Rizziconi power line”: a worldwide record for Italy and Terna. A symbolic project joining Sicily and Calabria to the Italian peninsula and mainland Europe with the longest alternating-current undersea electrical cable stretching over 38 kilometres and lying up to a depth of 370 metres below sea level.
The infrastructure, with an investment of over € 700 million, extends over a total of 105 km. An electricity bridge under the Strait of Messina, which is essential for the island’s energy security, to avoid outages and reduce Sicily’s energy costs, with an overall saving estimated at over € 600 million per year for the entire Italian electricity system. Infrastructure that respects the environment and reduces atmospheric emissions by 700 thousand tons of CO2 every year.

Over the last five years, Terna has invested over € 700 million in the project, representing one of the most significant investments in the Group’s history. The project involved 150 technologically advanced and highly skilled companies, including suppliers and construction firms, 90% of which are based in Italy. Over the period, more than 2,000 employees worked on the project.

An important infrastructure for the Italian and continental system, and a significant undertaking by Terna, the European leader in the construction of an integrated energy future.

The “Sorgente Rizziconi” project has benefited from financial support from the European Union as part of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR).