(Worthy News) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed a “tremendous revolution” in the country’s energy independence on Thursday as he marked the arrival of the foundations, also known as jackets, of Noble Energy’s offshore Leviathan gas platform.
The enormous metal structure was lowered into the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday and will be fixed to the seabed by a crane vessel in the coming weeks, approximately 10 km. from Israel’s coast. The process is expected to take three weeks.
“The completion of the Leviathan offshore platform and the flow of gas from this field later this year is a critical element in the strategic power of Israel,” said Netanyahu, who was accompanied by Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Noble Energy vice-president George M. Hatfield during his visit to the site of the future gas rig.
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