Branch of OAO "UES FGC" — Kuzbass backbone electric grids (MES) Siberia — has commissioned a double-circuit 220 kV transmission line Kuzbass — West Siberian, length of 45 km, which became the final link of 220 kV energy ring in the south of the Kemerovo region.
Energy Ring a total length of 125.5 km, in addition to the new transmission line includes four power lines and four substations: 500 kV Novokuznetsk, 220 kV NKAZ-2, 220 kV West Siberian, 500 kV Kuzbass. When each of the power units has two independent power sources. This greatly increases the reliability of electricity supply and Novokuznetsk located here large metallurgical and coal industry, such as JSC "Novokuznetsk Aluminum Plant", JSC "Evraz United West Siberian Metallurgical Plant", JSC "Kuznetsk Ferroalloys" and others.
Construction of the longest line of energy ring LEP Kuzbass — West Siberian began in 2010.
"As the complexity of building a similar power facility in the Kuzbass not, — says Deputy Director — Chief Engineer of the Kuzbass enterprise MES Siberia Andrew Elders. — Difficult terrain and uneven distribution of soil required painstaking preparation. Especially for lifting 86-foot poles from Tyumen was delivered juggernaut crane. The work is not suspended even in bad weather. We have successfully coped with all the complexities and completed the project on time. "