ArmInfo.Armenia has chances to become a part of the Global Energy Association. Rosseti, the French EDF and the State Energy Company (SEC) of China are considering the possibility of integrating energy ties by uniting Europe and Asia through the Russian energy system. The press office of Rosseti reports this.
According to the Russian company, the project participants will be able to enter a fundamentally new level of integration of electrical ties, uniting Europe and Asia through the Russian energy system. "Analytical work is currently underway to study the relations with Finland, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Mongolia, Japan," the company said.
To note, the companies have worked out this project for a long time. In Rosseti believe that energy ties will be very beneficial for all participants. As well as the prospects for the development of the Global Energy Association and the creation of the economic belt of the Silk Road.
Within the framework of the project, the construction of the North-South energy corridor is underway in Armenia, designed to unite the electric power systems of Armenia, Iran, Georgia and Russia. From the Russian side in the project the company "Rosseti" participates. As previously informed ArmInfo, the consultant of the construction project of the electricity transmission line Armenia-Georgia - the company "Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG" has prepared a tender package for the selection of the general contractor. The project itself is planned to be implemented in three phases. Sources of funding for the first two phases are already known. Within the first two stages, it is planned to build the power transmission line itself with a voltage of 400 kilovolts and two DC substations in Ddmashen and Ayrum, which will allow starting work with the electric power system of Georgia in asynchronous mode. Prior to this, the impact of the project on the environment and social impacts was assessed. This work is planned to be completed before the end of 2017, after which construction work will begin. Within the framework of the project it is planned to unite the electric power systems of Armenia and Georgia, which will promote the development of mutually beneficial regional cooperation within the framework of the created energy corridor Iran-Armenia-Georgia- Russia. The preliminary cost of the program, according to the company FICHTNER will be 326.9 million EUR, 10% of which is part of the contribution of Georgia. The project is planned to be implemented in several stages. At the first stage, it is planned to build a conversion substation in Ayrum and a 500 kilovolt air line 8 km long towards Georgia. The second stage involves the construction of a 400-kilovolt electrical substation with a single transformer near the village of Ddmashen and a 400-kilovolt air-line, which will make it possible to exchange 350 megawatts of electricity. Then a module will be installed in Ayrum, and a second transformer will be installed in Ddmashen to support a 700 megawatt capacity. Based on the requirements of market and regional cooperation, at the final stage, the third stage will be installed the second DC module, which will make it possible to increase capacity to 1050 megawatts. The first two stages of the program are estimated at 188.2 million EUR. Sources of the necessary funds for their financing have already been determined. To this end, in 2014-2015, three loan agreements were signed. In particular, 168 million EUR were allocated by the German bank KfW as a loan, the European Investment Bank provided another 10 million EUR. It is expected to receive another 10 million EUR in the form of a grant from the European Commission. The first two stages of the program are envisaged to be implemented in parallel mode. The works are carried out in accordance with the established schedule, according to which construction works will begin in late 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2019.