National Power Grid Operator Transelectrica SA inaugurated on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the 400 kV power interconnection line Reşiţa (Romania) – Pancevo (Serbia). The investment is worth 81.5 million lei and was made entirely by Romanian companies, from design to execution and consultancy.
LEA 400 kV Resita – Pancevo is designed by the Institute for Studies and Power Engineering and the works were executed by ELECTROMONTAJ SA, having as subcontractors: EMFOR Montaj SA, TERRASOND SRL, ICEMENERG SA, Politehnical University of Bucharest, ARC VISION SRL. The project’s consultant was ROENG T.E.C.
LEA 400 kV Resita-Pancevo is a project of common interest, part of the “Mid Continental East Corridor”, and one of its main roles is to strengthen the national and Southeast European electricity system. The realization of the 400 kV Resita-Pancevo LEA will allow the elimination of major congestion in the area of the two Romanian and Serbian power systems as well as the increase of the transfer capacity between Romania-Serbia and throughout the South-Eastern Europe. By making this investment, Romania will achieve its mandatory 10% interconnectivity target for 2020.
“It is very important to say that the realization of LSA Reşiţa-Pancevo is a relay stage. In all the branches of the Company there is a sustained investment effort. Equally large and important projects will follow: the Oradea-Bekescsaba LEA project has just been unblocked; LEA Gutinas-Smardan is under construction; a few weeks ago we have signed the financing contract with the European Commission for Cernavodă-Stâlpu LEA. We have challenging projects ahead, at least as important as the Resita-Pancevo line. Transelectrica is a company with an extraordinary capacity, with exceptional human resources that we intend to capitalize on and transform this strategic company at a national level into a flagship of Romanian energy, ” said Adrian Constantin Rusu, CEO of Transelectrica.
LEA 400 kV Resita – Pancevo has a length of 63 km in Romania and a number of 206 transmission towers. The length of the line on Serbian territory is 68 kilometers. The construction works started in October 2014.