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Tender launched for a 500 kV transmission line between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

JSC National Electric Grids of Uz­bekistan, the state agency for the transmission of electricity, has ann-ounced a tender for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new 500 kV electricity transmission line. The deadline for submission of bids is 17 June 2020.

The new transmission line will contribute to Uzbekistan’s long-term strategy to improve the efficiency of existing infrastructure, and to have an uninterrupted supply of electricity to retail and business consumers, and positive regional cooperation.

The single-circuit transmission line will run from the Guzar substation in Uzbekistan to the Regar substation in the Republican Subordination region of Tajikistan, a distance of 63.5 km. Uzbekistan has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of construction. International competitive bidding for the project will be conducted in accordance with the ADB’s ‘Single-Stage, One-Envelope’ protocol. The tender is open to all bidders, from ADB’s eligible countries. It is intended that construction works for the project will be completed within 12 months of the winning contract coming into effect. Dadajon Ainakulovich, Chairman of the Board of JSC National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan said: “We are pleased to announce a tender for this new 500 kV transmission line. It will enhance connections between Uzbek-istan’s and Tajikistan’s electrical grids and is an important part of our regional energy cooperation strategy.” He also thanked the ADB for its support with the project.

The invitation for bids can be viewed on the Ministry of Energy’s website: www.