Construction of Pioneering 50 Million Euro Energy Project Underway

Aiming to increase the reliability of the 220 kW energy network in Western Georgia and diversify power resources, the construction of a new 500kV/220kW substation at Jvari, a double circuit 500 kW transmission line from the Kavkasioni line to the Jvari substation and a double circuit 220 kW transmission line between Jvari and Khorga has begun. The first substation is being implemented by Portuguese construction company EFACEC, while the other two are being developed by an Indian company, Jyoti construction. It should be noted that this is the first double circuit 500 kW transmission line the region.

With an estimated cost of 50 million Euros, the project is set to be completed in August 2015 and is funded by the German Development Bank (KFW), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Neighbourhood Investment Fund (NIF).

Baia Dzagnidze

18 June 2015 22:35