Construction of Lajanuri-Tskaltubo, Namakhvani-Tskaltubo and Namakhvani-Tvishi-Lajanuri and New Lajanuri-Lajanuri HPP Overhead Transmission Lines

On June 3, 2022, Construction Agreement between Georgian State Eelectrosystem JSC (GSE) and Indian construction company Larsen and Toubro Limited was signed within Georgia Power Grid Enhancement Project.

An Official ceremony of contract signing took place on June 21, 2022 ( see the link:).

The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction of Development (EBRD).

The Construction Agreement price is EUR 33,785,656.01 and it envisages construction of the following overhead transmission lines: 500 kV Lajanuri-Tskaltubo (approx.49 km), 220 kV Namakhvani-Tskaltubo and Namakhvani-Tvishi-Lajanuri (approx. 58km), and 220 kV New Lajanuri-Lajanuri HPP (approx.5 km) in Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi regions.

Construction works shall be carried out by Larsen & Toubro Limited, and supervising/engineering activities shall be fulfilled by a consulting company - AF Consult. On February 28, 2018 GSE, with KfW financing, signed a Consulting Agreement with AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd, to support the Project.

Construction of transmission lines is to start in 2023, and to be completed - in 2025.

The objective of the Project is integration of Racha-Lechkhumi prospective hydro power plants into the grid of Georgia, improvement of transmission network and enhancement of reliability.

After completion of the project growing demand for electricity will be satisfied in Imereti and Racha-Lechkumi regions, the county export potential will be increased and the infrastructure will be developed, thus, facilitating integration of new hydro power plants into the grid of Georgia.

Georgian State Electrosystem is implementing the project within Energy Network Improvement Programme (ENIP) comprising infrastructural projects all across Georgia. The Programme envisages construction/ extension of more than 500 km length of overhead transmission lines and 5 substations. As a result, Georgia will be able to develop a stable, reliable power transmission system, thus ensuring security of the network, facilitating development of tourism, industrial and agricultural activities and business in general, which means more jobs and higher incomes for the people in Georgia.

ENIP is co-funded by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW, EBRD and a grant funding from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Platform (EU NIP). The total investment of ENIP is EUR 270 Million.

Project Details:

Work on the detailed design (project) began in September, 2022.

From September 2022, the contractor started pre-construction studies, namely, checking of the route of power transmission lines and geological survey.

Construction works are to start in summer 2023.

Project Cost:

The project cost is EUR 33,785,656.01

Project Timelines:

Construction Contract effective date: August 15, 2022

Construction of transmission lines is to be completed in September, 2025.