UCy to set up oil & gas research centre in Larnaca
The University of Cyprus plans to establish a Hydrocarbons Research Institute and a Department of Chemical Engineering of Hydrocarbons in Larnaca, with the aim to support the oil and gas industry in the eastern Mediterranean and to promote service providers to the oil industry.
The university said in an announcement that the Submarine Archaeology Centre and the Oceanographic Centre will also move to Larnaca.
University Rector, Professor Constantinos Christofides and Council President Manthos Mavrommatis have welcomed the recent announcements by President Nicos Anastasiades for a number of projects in Larnaca and the Cabinet decision to approve a university request to use the state-owned land of the abandoned leper colony to house the Institute of Hydrocarbons, the Centre of Submarine Archaeology, the Oceanographic Centre and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Hydrocarbons.
According to the Rector, this decision creates a promising prospect for Larnaca.