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Enna-Bronte pipeline

The last 30.5 km stretch of the Enna-Bronte methane gas pipeline, with a nominal diameter of 1,200 mm (48"), was completed in Sicily.

And so the entire 66 kilometres of pipeline, which will allow an increase in the transport capacity of natural gas coming from North Africa, begins its operations.

The complete pipeline layout, which is parallel to the Transmed A and B methane gas pipelines, concerns the provinces of Catania, Messina and Enna, and reaches a maximum altitude of 1,200 m at the Pizzo Mezzogiorno Quarter in Bronte (CT).

The pipeline travels through a territory that, in addition to being a challenge from a geo-morphological point of view, is also very important in terms of beautiful scenery and landscapes as it concerns the Etna Regional Part and many areas under special protection.

In order to minimise the (albeit temporary) environmental impact, works of a naturalistic type were put in place, such as wooden installations (palisades and fences) along the steeper slopes and stone installations (gabions and reefs).

Soon the restoration of vegetation will begin, with the planting of over 20,000 plants of aboriginal species using the "vegetation islands" technique, which in time will allow the renovation and complete environmental recovery of the areas travelled through by the methane gas pipeline.

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05 August 2016 - 16:35 CEST