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The Next Phase of Break-through Project on Kazakhstan NPG Development is Complete 27 May 2009
“Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company” JSC has successfully completed the next phase of Project “Construction of 500 kV Second Transmission Line of Kazakhstan North-South Transit”, being implemented under the state program “30 Corporate Leaders of Kazakhstan”.
On 27 May 2009 at 500 kV Agadyr substation (Karaganda Oblast), 500 kV OHTL Agadyr-YuKGRES section was solemnly energized with the participation of Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic Kazakhstan.
Commissioning of this section will strengthen reliability of power supply to the consumers in the South of the country and in Almaty owing to the increase of transmission capacity of “Kazakhstan North-South” transit by 180 MW.
By November 2009 KEGOC plans to complete break-through project and energize the second transit lines by increasing the volume of southward electricity transmission from 730 up to 1350 MW – Kanat Bozumbayev, President of KEGOC JSC, pointed out at the commissioning ceremony.
The works under 500 kV OHTL Agadyr-YuKGRES section with the length of 386 km started in 2007. The following components were implemented under the Project:
For the first time in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 500 kV Agadyr SS, controlled shunt reactor (CSR-500 kV) is installed. Using of innovation equipment stabilizes the operating mode of transit electric networks, and considerably reduces the intensity of switching equipment depreciation. On the whole, 3 CSR will be installed at 500 kV YuKGRES SS and Agadyr SS.
General contractor on construction of 500 kV OHTL Agadyr-YuKGRES – DALEKOVOD company (Croatia), engaged to the maximum the domestic companies for subcontracting (construction and erection works, concrete goods and metal structures delivery), thus ensuring 100% level of Kazakhstan content of works.
Total value of the Project is 43.6 bln. tenge. With the view of financing, KEGOC JSC concluded loan agreements with international and domestic financial institutes (IBRD, EBRD, DBK).
Total length of 500 kV transmission lines of the second “Kazakhstan North-South” transit will make 1096 km. In October 2008, 500 kV Shu SS and 500 kV OHTL YuKGRES-Shu, 248 kilometers (1st Phase), were energized. Completion of 500 kV OHTL Ekibastuz-Agadyr section, 462 kilometers, is planned for the 4th quarter 2009.
Construction of 500 kV second transmission line of Kazakhstan North-South transit started in accordance with the Program for Power Sector Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan up to 2030, approved by Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 384 dated 9 April 1999, and by Resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 1700 dated 13 November 2000, No. 125 dated 3 February 2003 for reliable power supply and covering the electricity deficit in Kazakhstan southern regions.
The first phase (commissioned in October 2008):
1. Construction of 500 kV OHTL 500 kV YuKGRES SS – 500 kV Shu SS with enterings of 500 kV OHTL Almaty-Frunzenskaya at 500 kV Shu SS and rearrangement of existing 500 kV OHTL Almaty-YuKGRES at the approach to YuKGRES SS.
Main components of construction are as follows:
General construction contractor: KEC International Ltd., (India).
3. Extension of 500 kV YuKGRES SS. Construction and erection works completion and commissioning of the object – 2nd quarter 2009.
The second phase:
1. Construction of 500 kV OHTL Agadyr-YuKGRES and extension of 500 kV Agadyr SS, 500 kV YuKGRES SS.
Main components are as follows:
General construction contractor: DALEKOVOD, Croatia.
Construction completion and commissioning of 500 kV OHTL Agadyr-YuKGRES – 2nd quarter 2009.
The third phase:
1. Construction of 500 kV OHTL 1150 kV Ekibastuzskaya SS - 500 kV Agadyr SS. Commissioning – 4th quarter 2009. Main components of construction are as follows:
General construction contractor for 500 kV OHTL Ekibastuz-Agadyr - KEC International Ltd., India.
2. Extension of 500 kV Agadyr SS. Works completion period – 2nd quarter 2009.
3. Extension of 1150 kV Ekibastuzskaya SS. Completion of construction and erection works and commissioning of the object – 4th quarter 2009.