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ABB and an Indian Company Selected for the Tajik Section of CASA-1000

Monday 24 September 2018

ALMATY (Avesta news agency) — ABB and Indian company Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited will implement the Tajik section of CASA-1000 project. The corresponding documents were signed at the end of last week during the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the regional project CASA-1000 in Almaty.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan, at the meeting, the preparatory work for the project was transitioned to direct construction work. It is planned that the implementation of the Tajik part of the project will be completed in 2021.

As a result of the meeting, an agreement was signed between Barki Tojik and the Swiss-Swedish company ABB on the construction of a converter substation in Sangtude with a capacity of 1300 MW. Another agreement is related to the Indian company Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd for the construction of the Tajik section of the 500 kV AC transmission line, and a third to the Italian company CESI on consulting services for DC facilities.

Earlier, agreements were signed with the Iranian company Monenko to provide supervision and conduct coordination work on AC facilities.

According to the Ministry of Energy, almost all contract agreements have been signed, and direct construction works begin in the territory of all participating countries of the project.

Earlier it was reported that the implementation of the Tajik section of the project includes several lots, including the implementation of a 500 kW power line from the Datka substation to Khujand, a converter substation, a capacity of 1300 MW in Sangtuda, a high-voltage direct current line from Sangtuda to Kabul and Peshawar.

The total cost of the CASA-1000 project is over $1 bln. The project financing is distributed as follows: Tajikistan $314 mln, Kyrgyzstan $209 mln, Afghanistan $354 mln and Pakistan $209 mln. International financial institutions participating in relation with Tajikistan are the World Bank (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the UK government and others. In particular, the World Bank will allocate $45 mln for the implementation of the Tajik section of the project, $70 mln for the IsDB, $110 mln for the EBRD.

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