Georgia builds new power line with Azerbaijan
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 22 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
New Metal Georgia will build a 10-kilometer plot of the 500-kilowatt Gardabani-Samukh power transmission line linking Georgia and Azerbaijan. The company won the tender, the Georgian State Power System told Trend.
Two companies New Metal Georgia and New Energy participated.
New Metal Georgia became the winner. An agreement was signed.
The construction work on the 10-kilometer stretch of the 500-kilowatt transmission line will begin in June and finish in late December.
Azerenergy is working to build a 500-kilovolt transmission line within the creation of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Power Bridge.
Last year, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on the Power Bridge project.
The project is jointly implemented by three countries and funded by USAID.
The creation of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey energy bridge will give the country the opportunity to transport to Europe power with a capacity of 600-700 megawatts.
A 500-kilovolt transmission line is expected to be constructed from Mingechevir to the border with Georgia under this project.