New wiring projects with Hungary

THE STATE-CONTROLLED Slovak Electricity Transmission Network (SEPS) is continuing to work on new transmission projects with Hungary.

(Source: TASR)

The 400-kiloVolt transmission lines on the route Gabčíkovo – Gönyu – Veľký Ďur and Rimavská Sobota – Sajóivánka are at the beginning phase of the permit process.

“The physical construction of wiring will start only after the development permit and building permit have been issued,” communication head of SEPS, Norbert Deák, told the vEnergetike.sk website. Even before that, a signed contract between the Hungarian and Slovak operators of transmission grids must be prepared.

Then, the process of public procurement for the architect of engineering and design activities will begin, according to Deák. The construction will cost about €60 million on the Slovak side, with the completion of the transmission lines planned by the end of 2018. However, SEPS cannot rule out certain delays, as contract approval on building the grids on the Hungarian side – by the MAVIR company – is still slightly delayed.

The new transmission line project between the two countries are among projects of European Union interest. The EU’s goal is to achieve a unified power market so that the competitiveness of its individual regions is improved.

To achieve this, adequate electro-energetic infrastructure is necessary, although some EU regions have failed to fulfil the requirements for such an improvement.

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