Glossary

EEPR

The European Energy Programme for Recovery was establish to co-finance EU energy projects that would boost the economic recovery, increase the security of energy supply and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment. Technical-administrative procedure for verifying the environmental compatibility of a project. 

EIS

Environmental Impact Study. Technical document that assess the effects of the proposed project on the environment.

ENTSOG

European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas is an association of Europe's transmission system operators (TSOs). 

ESIA

Environmental Social Impact Assessment. Assessment of the possible impact that a proposed project may have on the environment, including natural, social and economic aspects.

FEED

Front End Engineering Design

FID

Final Investment Decision is the irrevocable decision by the Sponsors to construct a Pipeline.

Greek INGS

An Independent Natural Gas System under the Greek Gas Law.

HDD

Horizontal Directional Drilling. Methodology for laying buried pipelines by boring a hole along a predetermined trajectory, inside of which the pipe will be inserted. 

HSE

Health, Safety, and Environment.

IGA

Intergovernmental Agreement is an agreement between two or more countries regarding their support for the implementation of a project.

IGB

Abbreviation for the "Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria", corresponding to the pipeline that will connect Greece and Bulgaria.

IGI

Abbreviation for the "Interconnector Greece-Italy", corresponding to the pipeline that will connect Greece to Italy.

ITGI

Abbreviation for the "Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy", regarding the gas corridor between Turkey, Greece and Italy.

J-laying

Method of pipelaying that utilizes an almost vertical launch ramp, making the pipe configuration resemble a ‘J’. This configuration is suited to deep-water pipe laying.

Landfall

Refers to the point where the underwater pipeline reaches the beach below the sea bed.

LNG

Liquefied Natural. Natural gas that has been subjected to high pressure and very low temperatures and stored in a liquid state.

Load Factor

The ratio of average daily deliveries to peak-day deliveries over a given time period.

Market Test

The procedure of a call for a reservation of a gas pipeline capacity by shippers in accordance with EU directive 2009/73.

MATT

The Italian Ministry of the Environment and the Territorial Protection (Ministero per l’Ambiente e per la Tutela del Territorio).

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