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.
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Full ESIA availability
Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agentia de Protectia Mediului Arad
Bdl. Dragalina, nr.16
tel/fax 40 257 280996, 280331, 281461
Contact person: Adina Orasan
Agentia de Protectia Mediului Bihor
tel/fax: 40 259 440590
Contact person: Mariana Vasiu
EBRD Resident Office
8 Gina Patrichi Street
Mr Razvan Purdila
Director Investment Projects Management Division
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