The Canning Factory "ONASSIS Mediterranean Delicacies", one of the leading Greek companies in the sector with strong export activity and a dynamic presence of 43 years in the domestic market is included in EDA THESS’ natural gas distribution network. In this context, a meeting was held at EDA THESS’ offices between the General Manager of the Company, Mr. L. Bakouras, the Manager of Natural Gas Market Development, Mr. M. Stergiopoulos, the President & C.E.O., Mr. Ch. Onassis and Company’s executives.
The Manager of the hydroponic cultivation greenhouse “AGRODER”, Mr. M. Drepanopoulos and the Production Manager, Mr. M. Vlachogiannis were welcomed by the General Manager of EDA THESS, Mr. L. Bakouras and the Manager of Natural Gas Market Development of Thessaly, Mrs. E. Kalogirou at the Company’s premises in Larissa. The occasion of the meeting was the connection of the Unit with the Distribution Network of EDA THESS for the needs of the production activity, which will be completed within the first quarter of 2021.
More than 2,000 new consumers signed a Connection Contract with EDA THESS’ natural gas distribution network in August, 2% more than the same period of 2019, despite the crucial conditions due to the pandemic and the effects of the summer season. Respectively, the distribution volumes showed a significant increase, which amounted to 10.7 million cubic meters, increased by 31% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
EDA THESS prepares annual planning of operational preparedness drills, which aim at the overall readiness of its structures. The drills simulate the cessation of the Company's activities from the event of emergencies and focus on the ensuring of its business continuity.
Despite the difficult conditions, 2,600 new contracts were signed in July for the connection to the natural gas distribution network of EDA THESS, showing an increase of 3% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and an increase of 17% compared to the budget. In total this year, more than 22,000 new gas connection contracts are expected to be signed, reaching Budget levels.
EDA THESS BoD approved the results of the first half of 2020.