Siemens wins contract to transmit hydropower from Georgia to Turkey

Germany-based Siemens Energy will connect Georgia and Turkey’s electricity grids, with the transmission lines sending power from hydropower plants in Georgia to Turkey, wire services reported.

Siemens Energy is to install two turnkey HVDC (high voltage direct current) back-to-back links in Georgia to connect the Georgian power supply network with the grid system in Turkey, a press release states.

“With our HVDC technology, we’re creating an energy bridge for the transmission of eco-friendly electric power between Georgia and Turkey, which will help to meet Turkey’s growing power demand,” Udo Niehage, chief executive officer of the Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy, said in a press release.

The contract from Energotrans Ltd. is worth about 170 million euros ($215 million) and is part of the Black Sea Transmission Network project, wire services reported. The work is planned to be completed by May 2013.

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