The procurement contract for the engineering and construction of the 3rd stage of high-voltage power transmission line “Kurzeme Ring” announced by JSC “Augstsprieguma tīkls” has been awarded to the general partnership “LEC, RECK un Empower”, with SIA “LEC” as the leading contractor.
In 2016 it is planned to develop the engineering and at present the following activities are on-going:
- Route marking;
- Development of support structures;
- Support layout planning along the route;
- Preparation of technical design content and submission to municipalities;
- Commencement of geological research.
“Kurzeme Ring” is a power infrastructure project, within the frames of which a 330 kV OH high-voltage power transmission line in the Western part of Latvia shall be built in order to eliminate the up to now missing connection capacity in Kurzeme. In line with the “Kurzeme Ring” power transmission line development and construction, “Augstsprieguma tīkls” will also modernize the substations “Sloka”, “Dzintari” and “Priedaine”, and the inlets of existing OH lines or connections in Jūrmala. A research is being performed on the necessity for construction of new substations in Dubulti and Vaivari, and for capacity increase in Priedaine as well, in order to satisfy the growing demand and guarantee safe power supply.
The commencement of the construction work is planned for the beginning of 2017.
The project implementation end date is planned for July 2019.