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Infrastructure Projects for Synchronization at a Full Speed

Infrastructure Projects for Synchronization at a Full Speed

On 10 April 2018 Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid signed the agreement with the winning tenderer, the group of economic entities (AB Kauno tiltai, ABB OY ABB AS) on optimization of the electricity transmission grid in the Northern Lithuania and preparation for synchronous operation with the energy system of the Continental Europe.
“It is very important to implement the project on time, since it marks the significant stage on our way to the full integration of energy sector into the reliable and unified European energy system“, said Egidijus Purlys Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania.
Two 330 kV transformer substations in Ignalina and Utena will be reconstructed. Variable Shunt Reactor will be transferred from Ignalina NPP substation to 330 kV distribution facility in Elektrėnai and 750 kV overhead line that connects Ignalina NPP substation with Belarus will be dismantled.
“It is one of the largest reconstruction projects during the last decade, focused on the synchronization of the existing infrastructure with the Continental European Network. The implementation of this project will also increase reliability of electricity supply in the region and reduce network maintenance costs”, said Daivis Virbickas, CEO of Litgrid.
We understand the importance of this project to the future of Lithuanian energy system, we will deliver it in terms of time and quality”, - claimed Aldas Rusevičius general manager of AB Kauno tiltai and ABB representatives Andrus Aaving and Pirkko Nordstrom.
Project value is 23.9 million EUR excl. VAT (28.9 million EUR incl. VAT), 45% of the project value is funded by the EU structural funds. Works are planned to be finished by spring 2021.
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