TSO EMS power grid company announced that the construction of a double 400Kv long distance line, from the transformer substation Pančevo to the Romanian border, had begun.
This line will enable an increase in the trans-boundary transmission capacity, it will reduce electricity losses and significantly contribute to the security of the transmission systems of both countries.
This is the Serbian section of the new interconnecting transmission line between Serbia and Romania, from the transformer substation Pančevo to the transformer substation Rešica in Romania.
The length of the transmission line within the territory of the Republic of Serbia amounts to 68.332 kilometers along which 203 pylons will be set up.
The route of the long distance line runs through the territories of five municipalities in South Banat, Pančevo, Kovin, Alibunar, Vršac and Bela Crkva.
The conclusion of works and the commissioning and trial operation of the long distance line are expected at the end of 2017, as stated in the announcement of EMS.
General Manager of the EMS, Nikola Petrović, General Manager of the Energoproject Holding, Vladimir Milanović and the Director of the company Energoproject Equipment, Pavle Tomašević, were present at the start of construction.
“I am proud that, today, we are marking the beginning of construction of a very significant long distance line that will connect the electric power systems of Serbia and Romania. This project is strategically important for the EMS and it is a part of the Trans-Balkan electricity transmission corridor”, said Petrović.
As he pointed out, this long distance line will enable an increase in the trans-boundary transmission capacity and a reduction in electricity losses and it will significantly contribute to the security and reliability of the transmission systems of both countries.
The project is worth 24.7 million euros and the EMS are financing it from their own funds, as Petrović emphasized.
Director of Energoproject, Vladimir Milovanović, says that he is honored to have this opportunity to prove that large and valuable projects in Serbia can be successfully implemented by domestic companies.
“We are proud that the long distance line we are building will contribute to the stability of the electric power system of Serbia and increase the transmission capacities towards foreign countries”, said Milovanović, transmits Serbia-energy.eu