Transelectrica: Commissioning of Oradea Sud – Nădab section contributes to the completion of the 400 kV ring in western Romania
The commitment for the investments in the energy transport infrastructure assumed by the management of CNTEE Transelectrica SA is firm and falls within the planned trajectory. In this sense, the President of the Directorate, Mr. Cătălin Nițu, together with the members of the Directorate Mrs. Andreea Miu and Mr. Bogdan Marcu checked the stage of works for the completion of the section of the 400 kV Oradea Sud-Nădab Overhead Power Line, part of the Oradea – Bekescsaba 400 kV OHL.
During this period, on the construction site in the west of the country, the action of assembling and lifting the 15 pillars necessary for the completion of the Oradea Sud – Nădab line section was started. It is about an investment of over 4 million lei, started in August of this year, the works being executed by Electromontaj Bucharest, with a contractual duration of 12 months.
The Oradea – Beckescsaba OHL 400 kV Overhead Power Line project was initiated in 2006, and since 2008 the Oradea Sud-Nădab section has been in conservation, due to difficulties related mainly to expropriation procedures. The investment, which will increase the country’s interconnection capacity and contribute to the completion of Romania’s 400 kV Ring, was resumed this summer after more than 12 years of blockages.
“The operationalization of this line has an important role in securing the electricity supply in the northwestern part of the country. The benefits of this investment are related both to the well-being of local communities, by ensuring optimal conditions for the operation of internal transmission networks, and to achieving European objectives in terms of achieving the single electricity market and increasing the capacity of interconnection. The construction of this line will also mean the elimination of congestion in the northwest. We have set an ambitious deadline for the completion of this section and we intend to meet it with the help of the contractor. We are carefully monitoring this site, which will contribute to Romania’s development “, said Cătălin NIȚU, President of the CNTEE Transelectrica SA Management Board.
Oradea-Bekescsaba 400 kV Overhead Power Line project, a total investment of over 87 million lei, has been partially put into use since 2008, namely the double circuit section, OHL 400 kV Nădab (RO) – Bekescsaba (HU ) with a length of 60 kilometres, of which on the territory of Romania 22 kilometres, simultaneously with the 400 kV OHL Arad-Nădab. The 400 kV OHL section Oradea Sud – Nădab has a total length of 72 kilometres and is partially completed and will be completed in the coming months. So far, 10 new foundations have been built and the assembly and erection of the pillars has started.
The commissioning of the Oradea Sud – Nădab section contributes to the completion of the 400 kV ring in the Western area, Romania’s priority objective, with a significant impact on increasing operational safety and minimizing risks in the supply of electricity to consumers in the northern area – west of the country.
Also, in terms of operational safety, it should be noted that the Oradea-Bekescsaba 400 kV OHL has a higher reliability than existing lines, being designed based on new standards, which take into account the increasing impact of meteorological phenomena.
By completing the 400 kV OHL Oradea Sud – Nădab, the interconnection transfer capacity on the export direction will increase by 100 MW, and on the import direction by 300 MW, which contributes to Romania’s compliance with its obligations from the implementation of EU Regulations. This investment will also play a significant role in achieving the European Union’s goal of achieving the European Single Market for Electricity, which aims at social welfare (reducing the price of electricity to the final consumer by increasing competition and competitiveness).