Earlier this month, with the support of EPC firm Prelchim, CEZ Romania completed the first ACCC conductor installation in Craiova, Romania. CEZ Romania is a distribution company, established in 2005, after acquiring the assets of Electrica Oltenia SA. CEZ Romania selected 248.8 mm^2 (491 kcmil) Gdankz size ACCC conductor to increase the capacity of their hydro-based 100 kV Craiova – DIF transmission line,
The ACCC conductor was provided by Lamifil and hardware for the project was provided by Preformed Line Products. CTC Global’s Master Installer, Bill Percy, provided training and installation support.
Andrea Michele Sacripanti, Vice President for CTC Global stated: “We are very proud of this important achievement in Romania and will continue to support CEZ as they strive to increase line capacity, reduce line losses and develop a more efficient and robust transmission grid in their region.”
Craiova is situated near the east bank of the Jiu River in south west Romania. Craiova is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distance from the Southern Carpathians (to the north) and the River Danube (to the south).