Georgia creates power infrastructure for Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 25 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
In order to supply electricity to Tseva power substation (South Georgia) as part of the project on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway construction, preparation work started on installation of foundation and antennas, State Power System of Georgia JSC said Thursday.
Marabda-Kartsakhi railway line is also built within the project.
To provide the electricity to Tseva substation, the State Power System of Georgia, in cooperation with Energo-Pro Georgia, is building a 110-kilowatt five-kilometer line Trialeti. Construction is carried out by Gruzenergoremont."
Work on this electricity transmission line is scheduled to be completed in late October this year.
A new 105 km railroad section will be constructed as part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway. About 76 km will stretch via Turkey and 29 km through Georgia. Moreover, an Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Marabda railway section will be reconstructed in Georgia to increase the transport capacity to up to 15 million tons of cargo per year.
A train transition point is planned to be built in Akhalkalaki from the existing train tracks in Georgia to the European tracks.
Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov said earlier that completion of construction is planned for late 2012. The corridor will be fully commissioned in early 2013.
The corridor's peak capacity will reach 17 million tons. Initially, its capacity will reach one-million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.