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2012-02-02

Lithuanian electricity infrastructure development to prepare for the link with Sweden

Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid signed the contract for the reconstruction of Klaipėda transformer substation. The public procurement tender was won by the consortium formed by Tetas UAB and Empower AB. The value of the contract stands at nearly LTL 55 million, with 30 per cent of the funds to be allocated from the European Regional Development Fund. The reconstruction of the Klaipėda substation is planned to be completed by the end of 2014.

The Klaipėda substation reconstruction project includes the integration of an electric current converter necessary for the international power link NordBalt. A similar converter will be installed at the Nybro substation in Sweden. Upon the engagement of the Klaipėda–Telšiai electricity transmission line, the Klaipėda transformer substation will become one of the most important facilities of the electricity transmission network, by which electricity will be transmitted between the Lithuanian and Swedish power systems.

“We must consistently perform three major tasks: install electricity links, build the nuclear power station, and become a part of the Nordic electricity market. Completion of these tasks will enable us to become self-sustained electricity system integrated into the continental European net”, Litgrid CEO Virgilijus Poderys said.

The works on the international link NordBalt are being carried out in line with the schedule: the contracts with subcontractors have been signed and the production of the entire amount of cables necessary for the link was launched last year. NordBalt link is to be put into operation in December 2015.
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