News

Energoinvest from BiH completes overhead power line

Published

January 29, 2016

Comments

0

Share

Published:

January 29, 2016

Comments:

0

Share

The inauguration of 110 kV project Albania’s South Ring and the launch of an overhead power link were held in Vlora in Albania’s south, Oslobođenje portal from Sarajevo reported. Energoinvest d. d. from Bosnia and Herzegovina was the contractor, and German KfW Development Bank supported the project. The power line was completed in less than three years, ahead of deadline, the article said. The company, selected at an international tender, built 249 kilometres of 110 kV power lines and expanded five substations in the country. Energoinvest said it is also constructing a 400 kV interconnection in Albania, set to be complete by the middle of the year.

The works are part of a chain of investments, as USD 120 million (EUR 106.7 million) in total were funded by distribution network operator Oshee sh. a., the Albanian Electrical Power Corporation (KESH) and the Transmission System Operator (TSO or OST), prime minister Edi Rama said, inaugurating substation Babica. „Only two and a half years ago losses were 52% in the entire power distribution system. A significant proportion of this 52%, the largest one, concerned energy theft,” he stressed. Rama said the project will be complete with the construction of substations Orikum and Himara, with procedures already underway. He added the aim is to eradicate power shortages in the country’s south and to boost the economy and tourism. The premier said Albania will be fully integrated into the European power network when interconnection projects with Kosovo* and Macedonia are complete.

Albania’s South Ring, covering the western and eastern part of southern Albania, is a EUR 49 million investment by the German government through KfW, the prime minister’s office said. The project was expanded and strengthened the 400/110 kV substation of Zemblak.

 

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Related Articles

Serbia EPS no longer dependent on imports acting CEO Tomasevic

Serbia’s power utility EPS no longer dependent on imports, acting CEO claims

27 January 2023 - EPS is importing much less electricity this winter than last one and it is not dependent on imports, acting CEO Miroslav Tomašević said

Second unit of Krško nuclear power plant projected to come online in 2035

27 January 2023 - The second unit in the Krško nuclear power plant could be in operation in 2035, but project permits are still pending

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

27 January 2023 - The distribution and transmission system operators in Cyprus asked for a freeze in issuing licenses for small solar power installations for self-consumption

Romania is exploring geothermal waters at 24 locations

Romania is exploring geothermal waters at 24 locations

27 January 2023 - Romania is third or fourth in Europe in geothermal energy potential. Exploration is currently being conducted at 24 sites.