High-tech substation goes online in Belarus

Belarus, Postavy District – One of Belarus’ largest electrical substations was launched in Postavy District, Vitebsk Oblast on 31 July. Attending the inauguration ceremony were Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik, Director General of the Belarusian national electrical company Belenergo Yevgeny Voronov, and representatives of North China Power Engineering Co (NCPE).

The Postavy substation site lies on the border between Braslav District and Postavy District. This is one of the key facilities of the project to connect the Belarusian nuclear power plant to the national power grid.

The high-technology 330kV substation is expected to enable interstate power transmission between Belarus and Lithuania via 330kV overhead power lines. The construction began in 2015. The substation now features cutting-edge equipment, too. The facility is estimated to cost $40.7 million.

The 330kV electrical substation Postavy was built as part of the project to deliver electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant to the rest of the national power grid. It is but one of the 23 startup facilities. Some of them have been commissioned already.

All the work will be completed in 2018. The work is being done in Vitebsk Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Grodno Oblast. The Grodno Oblast electrical company Grodnoenergo is the customer while the NCPE is the general contractor. A large number of Belarusian subcontractors are involved.

Source: BelTA