Project Details
Power Transmission Enhancement Project
Summary:The project consists of
  • construction of about 280-kilometer (km), 220-kilovolt (kV) double-circuit transmission line from Mingechevir hydropower plant to Absheron substation;
  • construction of a new 220/110 kV substation at Agdash and installation of two units of transformers (each with a capacity of 125 megavolt-amperes) and the associate 110 kV transmission lines in the vicinity of the substation;
  • expansion of Absheron substation (500/330/220 kV) by installing one unit of transformer with capacity of 400 megavolt-amperes and breakers;
  • support for project management by assisting Azerenergy in procurement and bidding for the tendering of design, supply, and installation contracts; implementation supervision; and other capacity building support; and
  • institutional strengthening by providing training to Azerenergy staff on transmission and substation operation and maintenance, environmental management, and social safeguard implementation.
Expected Outcome:The project will improve the power transmission system to provide reliable and adequate electricity for sustained economic growth in Azerbaijan.
Expected Outputs:
  • New 220 kV double-circuit transmission line from Mingechevir hydropower plant to Absheron substation constructed,
  • new 220/110 kV substation at Agdash constructed and two units of transformers installed,
  • Absheron substation (500/330/220 kV) expanded,
  • Azerenergy assisted on project management, and
  • institutional capacity strengthened.
Date Approved:2008
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $160 million
Azerenergy Open Joint-Stock Company: $80 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page