On November 15th EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi visited Tbilisi, Georgia. Varhelyi emphasized the importance of the Black Sea submarine cable (Georgia-Romania) project to improve the Black Sea energy security.
On this project CESI is already working for the feasibility studies. The feasibility study will determine the best ways and possibilities of practical implementation of the Project. Energy companies from Romania and other interested neighboring countries of the South Caucasus are involved in the study process.
According to the European Commissioner, the Black Sea submarine cable is of "symbolic" and "historical" importance as it connects Georgia with Europe and an investment opportunity for Georgia and for its neighbors.
The Black Sea Submarine Cable (Georgia-Romania) aims to connect the South Caucasus region directly to South-Eastern Europe by means of a submarine cable across the Black Sea with a length of approximately 1195 km (1100 km submarine cable and 95 km on land). The submarine cable will also be equipped with a fiber optic cable that will provide high-quality Internet connection between Romania and Georgia.