The construction of a submarine cable between Italy and Montenegro has began on Italian side of the Adriatic Sea, Italian Terna S.p.A informed.
In 2010, governments of Italy and Montenegro signed approximately EUR 800 million worth deal to construct the cable, local media report.
The submarine cable will connect Pescara in Italy and Tivat in Montenegro.
The cable will run 390km under the Adriatic Sea and additional 25km will run onshore.
The aim of the cable is to enable Montenegro to export energy from renewable sources to Italy.
The project is expected to be completed by 2017.