IPTO, the power grid operator, estimates that between six and eight months of additional time will be needed to complete four sub-stations that make up part of the Cyclades interconnection project. Completion of all four sub-stations had originally been scheduled for the end of this year.
The delay has been attributed to various obstacles encountered by local sub-contractors. On Syros, the sub-contractor faced difficulties in finding an appropriate spot to dump project-related waste, which caused months of delay. The matter has now been resolved, according to IPTO.
The Lavrio sub-station, the most fundamental of all four, faced similar problems to the Syros project.
The Mykonos part of the project needed to overcome archaeological obstacles, which caused delays.
An objective to deliver the completed sub-stations within the summer of 2017 has now been set.