Glossary

MEECC

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Greece.

MOP

Maximum operating pressure.  The pressure at which a hazardous liquid pipeline is allowed to be operated.

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding.

MOUC

Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation.

MSE

Ministero dello Sviluppo Economic. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

Natura 2000

A network of nature protection areas in the territory of the European Union.

NGTS

Natural Gas Transmission System.

O&M

Operations and maintenance.

OPEX

Operating Expenditure. Non-capital expenses incurred by a company in normal operations.

PCI

Project of Common Interest. Projects selected by the European Commission that may benefit from accelerated licensing procedures, improved regulatory conditions, and access to financial support.

PEIA

Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment.

Pipeline Capacity

The maximum throughput of natural gas over a specified period of time for which a pipeline is designed or constructed.

RAE

Regulatory Authority of Energy, Greece.

RNG

Rete Nazionale Gas Italia. Italian Natural Gas Transmission System.

ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicle.

S-laying

Method of pipelaying that utilises the elastic properties of steel, making the pipe configuration resemble an ‘S’. This configuration is suited to medium to shallow-water laying.

SCADA system

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, for the electronic monitoring of physical systems. 

SEE

South Eastern Europe.

Shallow waters

Depth of up to 500 metres.

SRG

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A. The Italian natural gas transportation operator.

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