17 November 2005 – OJSC SUAL-IrkAZ has contracted EnergoStroyEngineering to construct and assemble transmission equipment to power its new electrowinning plant in the Irkutsk region.
EnergoStroyEngineering, a subsidiary of IES-ESE, will construct new 500 kV transmission lines that will stretch 96 km connecting the 220 kV substations at Irkutsk and the Shelekhov electrowinning plant. The company will also rebuild the exciting 110-220 kV power lines.
The maximum transmission capacity of the power transmission lines will be 1600 MW.
The main construction works will commence by the end of the year with commercial operation expected to start in December 2006.