Azerbaijan laying new power transmission lines to Georgia and Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12
The high-voltage power transmission lines are being laid from Azerbaijan to neighboring Iran and Georgia to improve energy exchange and expand export opportunities, Trend reports referring to Azerenergy OJSC.
A 330-kilovolt two-way (duplex) Agstafa-Gardabani (Georgia) power transmission line is being reconstructed throughout 44 kilometers to increase the reliability of energy exchange with Georgia and increase export, as well as ensure an access to the European energy market through transit via Georgia.
Some 124 of 162 poles envisaged upon the project have already been installed.
Wires were laid on the 10-kilometer section of the overhead line, while optical cable on the 13-kilometer section.
A new 220-kilovolt Masalli-Astara (Iran) power transmission line is being laid to increase the technical capabilities of energy exchange between Azerbaijan and Iran.
There will be 260 poles on a power transmission line stretching 68 kilometers, 177 of which have already been installed. Wires have been laid on a site stretching 8.7 kilometers.
Moreover, a new 330-kilovolt Absheron-Yashma-Derbend transmission line is being planned to improve energy exchange with Russia and increase export.
The laying of new power transmission lines and the reconstruction of power transmission lines between the countries will improve the connection of energy systems and increase the potential for getting the access to the international energy markets.
Azerenergy OJSC reconstructs both international power lines and domestic power transmission lines.