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11.06.2014 10:00
Romania's Transelectrica Signed EUR 19 M Contract for Power Line to Serbia
The 400 kV line, which will link Resita (RO) and Pancevo (RS), location of the country’s oil refinery of the same name, will have a total length of 131 km

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Romanian power grid operator Transelectrica announced last week a contract worth nearly EUR 19 m before VAT for the construction of a power interconnection line with Serbia. The construction contractor of the interconnection planned to become operational in 2015, remains unnamed.

The 400 kV line, which will link Resita (RO) and Pancevo (RS), location of the country’s oil refinery of the same name, will have a total length of 131 km. 63 km will be in Romania, Transelectrica said in a statement last week.

Transelectrica signed a joint position paper for the construction of the new power line with Serbia’s JP Elektromreza (EMS) in October 2011. The approximate project costs amount to 41.3 mill Euros for the Romanian party (according to the general cost estimate of the investment). The financing source for such project is Transelectrica's application to access the European funds under the Sector Operational Programme "Increased economic competitiveness 2007-2013", 4th priority axis "Increasing energy efficiency and supply security in the context of climatic changes", 3rd major intervention domain "Diversifying the interconnection networks in view of increasing the security of energy supply", operation: "Sustaining investments in order to interconnect the national electricity and natural gas grids to the European ones".

TAGS: Transelectrica | Romania | Serbia | Elektromreza | EMS | power line | 400 kV | interconnection | electricity | energy | Pancevo 

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