Latvijas Energoceltnieks, Ltd. (LEC) is participating in the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund’s 46.7 million EUR project No. 22.214.171.124/16//I/001 “Improvement of Accessibility of Electronic Communications Infrastructure in Rural Areas” which envisages connection of the current optical network infrastructure of the Latvian State Radio and Television Centre and construction of new interest connection points in Latgale.
The work on the project first started in July this year and includes installation of the communication ducting, assembly of the couplers, and optical cable blowing and assembly operations. The optical cable infrastructure set-up operations take place in Latgale, in the vicinities of Rezekne, between Naudaskalns and Gaigalava, including Rugaji and Lazdukalns as well.
The cable installation operations take place within the zone of the Latvian national roads, which significantly facilitates the access and driving to the facility, and additional bars for the drilling system are used during them to enable horizontally controlled drilling at distances up to 315 meters, thus facilitating access to many difficult-to-access locations.