The Ceremony of the Start of Construction 500/220 KV Substation Jvari Began with a Minute of Silence to Honor the Victims of the Disaster of June 13
Vice-premier, the Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze, Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri, Chairman of Management Board of GSE Sulkhan Zumburidze, Director of the company “Energotrans” Ltd. Kakha Sekhniashvili, the representatives of EBRD, EU NIF and KFW together with the representatives of EU attended the opening ceremony of starting construction of 500/220 substation Jvari within the framework of Jvari-khorga Project and the contract signing ceremony of construction of Ksani-Stepantsminda 500KV transmission line under “Regional Power Transmission Enhancement” Project in Municipality of Tzalenjikha, Village Lia.
The event was opened by vice-premier, Minister of Energy Mr. Kakha Kaladze who once again expressed condolences to the families of victims of the June 13th disaster. The participants observed a minute of silence in memory of the dead people.
The construction of 500/220 KV substation Jvari is one of the components
of the significant Jvari-Khorga Project initiated by the Ministry of
Energy of Georgia and JSC “Georgian State Electrosystem”, which
- Construction of 500/220KV Substation in Jvari with the installed capacity of 500MVA.
- Construction of 500 KV double-circuit power transmission line (Lia 1,2) with the length of 8km is an unprecedented in Georgia as well as in Caucasus Region. The power transmission line (PTL) will connect substation Jvari with the existing 500 KV PLT Kavkasioni.
- Construction of 220KV double-circuit PTL (Odishi 1,2)from Jvari substation to 220 KV substation Khorga, with the total length of 60 Km.
The project aims to increase the reliability of 220 KV network in Western Georgia and diversify power resources; to improve the reliability of power supply of Poti free industrial zone, providing electricity export capacity in high water period of Spring; to ensure the total control over capacities to be transmitted and delivered via Kavkasioni PLT and to increase the reliability and stability of high voltage network. As a result of project implementation the flexible and advantageous energy exchange network will be created in Western Georgia. It will significantly improve international and local service quality and reliability. What’s more important it will improve investment environment for prospective HPPs in Enguri ravine.
Jvari-Khorga Project is financed by the Government of Georgia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF), Reconstruction Credit Bank of Germany (KFW). The value of the project is approximately 50 million EUR.
Within the project, construction of 500/220 KV substation Jvari in the territory adjacent to the village Lia is being implemented by the Portuguese company EFACEC, the contractor for construction of 220 KV and 500KV double-circuit PTLs is Indian company Jyoti Construction. Implementation of Jvari-Khorga Project has been started this year. Its completion is foreseen by 2016.
JSC “Georgian State Electrosystem” is implementing one more large-scale project for improvement of the country’s energy development that implies construction of a new 220/110 KV Khorga substation under the regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project value is 11,9 mln EUR. Construction works are implemented by Siemens Austria. Construction of substation Khorga is the very important project for the country’s energy sector which will strengthen the transmission network and increase power transmission capacity. The project started in 2014 and will be over in the first half of 2016.
At the Ceremony GSE, its subsidiary Energotrans and Finnish-Indian consortium ELTEL-EMC signed the second component of Open Program Extension of Transmission Network-Kazbegi Interconnection Project – construction of 500KV PTL from substation Ksani to Stepantsminda. The above project aims at extension of Georgia’s main 500 KV transmission network. Several HPPs with the total installed capacity of 400-400MW are being constructed near Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). The project is financed by KFW and its approximate value is 25 mln EUR. Total length of the line is approx. 100 Km. On the first stage, the line will operate at 100KV voltage and once the construction of Stepantsminda substation is completed, it will operate at 500 KV. The project completion is planned in May, 2017.