Construction of Stage 3 of power line “Kurzemes loks” commences

On 27 July 2017, the first supports for the “Kurzemes loks” power line were erected in Dundaga region to commence the third stage of the project commissioned by “Augstsprieguma tīkls” AS.

Construction of the Ventspils – Tume – Imanta high-voltage transmission line with the total capacity of 330 kV has been launched in Dundaga, Talsi, Kandava and Tukums municipalities, while the project development and coordination is taking place in other sections. All work within the framework of the project should be completed in 2019. The total length of the 330 kV line is 214.3 kilometres and the cost is 127 million EUR, 55 million of which is provided by co-financing of the European Union.

“Latvijas Energoceltnieks” Ltd. currently employs approximately 100 people in the transmission line section from Ventspils to Valdemārpils branch-off. The work included preparation of the route, geological research at the locations of supports, geodesic engineering work, construction of support foundations, assembly of support metal structures and relocation of crossing low-voltage and medium-voltage overhead lines underground, among other tasks.

LEC sections:

Route length in section Dundaga-Valdemārpils branch-off – 18.7 km (54 supports)
Route length in section Ventspils-Dundaga – 48.5 km (139 supports)
Route length in section Talsi-Kandava – 23.9 km (75 supports)
Route length in section Lielupe crossing 330kV – 3.3 km (11 supports)
Route length at Dzintari connection – 1.0 km (4 supports)
Route length in section Priedaine-Imanta 330kV – 10.5 km (37 supports)
Total volume of LEC – 105.9 km (320 supports)

More information is available in the 27 July report at the link below: