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National Power Transmission Co. "Transelectrica" SA



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ESIA disclosed:

01 Jul 2004



Approval date:

02 Nov 2004

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The proposed project involves the construction and operation of an overhead transmission line (OHTL) of 400 kV nominal voltages between the town of Oradea (Romania) and Békéscsaba (Hungary) at the Romanian-Hungarian border. The  OHTL on the Romanian territory consists of two distinct sections:

  • Single circuit section of 74 km between Oradea South and Nadab, laid on 211 single circuit RODELTA-type steel towers; and
  • Double circuit section of 23 km between south Nadab and the mile stone no. 54 at the Romanian-Hungarian border, laid on 67 double circuit DONAU-type steel towers.

The new OHTL will allow Romania to integrate its electricity systems with the European network through an interconnection between the Romanian power utility Transelectrica and the Hungarian power utility “MVM”. It will bring benefits to both UCTE system security and regional electricity market. It will also close the internal transmission ring in the Romanian northwest area and increase the reliability of the transmission system operation. The above project structure will allow both power systems (Romanian and Hungarian) to maximize the economic and technical benefits provided by the new interconnection.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Executive summary (English) (362KB - PDF)
Executive summary (Romanian) (447KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


Agentia de Protectia Mediului Arad
municipiul Arad,
Bdl. Dragalina, nr.16

tel/fax 40 257 280996, 280331, 281461

Contact person: Adina Orasan

Agentia de Protectia Mediului Bihor
municipiul Oradea,
Bdl.Dacia, nr.25A

tel/fax: 40 259 440590

Contact person: Mariana Vasiu


EBRD Resident Office
8 Gina Patrichi Street

Tel: +40212027100


Mr Razvan Purdila
Director Investment Projects Management Division
Transelectrica S.A.
33 General Gh.Magheru Blvd.
Bucharest - 1, RO-70164

Tel: 0040 21 303 5616
Fax: 0040 21 303 5660



This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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