Romania: Iernut transformer station expects completing of modernization

, SEE Energy News

The works at the Iernut transformer station are carried out by SMART, Transelectrica’s subsidiary, with Retrasib, Dacom, Farben and Teletrans as subcontractors. Romanian electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica said that it will complete the modernization project carried out at the Iernut transformer station, which allows the connection of the new gas-fired power plant that Romgaz is building in that area, by the end of September.

The statement from the company said that investment, refurbishment and modernization projects in the 400/220/110/6 kV Iernut and 220/110/20 kV Ungheni substations are nearing completion. By the end of September 2020, the modernization of the Iernut station will be completed, through which the conditions for connecting the future 430 MW gas-fired power plant are met. Regarding the refurbishment process of Ungheni station, the works are carried out according to schedule.

In the Iernut 400/200/110/6 kV transformer station, a complex investment is being carried out, with a value of over 6 million euros, which includes the installation of an autotransformer, the modernization of the command-control system of the entire transformer station, the connection of the new power plant, as well as the design and execution works of the protection systems related to the electrical connection lines of the new plant.

Transelectrica’s President Catalin Nitu said that the investment in the Iernut station is of great importance, both for Transelectrica and for the National Power System, but especially for the development of the national economy. Creating the conditions for connecting to the national system a new power plant is such a project designed to pave the way for development and contribute to the security of electricity supply to consumers. Therefore, the company has carefully monitored this work in the last eight months and managed to complete the modernization project on schedule.