Iraq Receives 33KV Feeder Electric Transmission Project
U.S. Army Corps Engineers recently completed the latest of a series of electrical projects. A High Tension High Voltage feeder line project was finished last week.
This project was the latest in an ongoing series of high voltage electrical lines being installed. The electric transmission project was done in Maysan Province. The electrical distribution network is being upgraded and enlarged with the help of Army Engineers.
The length of cable being installed is impressive in its own right, over one hundred fifty five kilometers of cable overhead, nearly one hundred seventy five transmission towers have been built, and there is also four hundred sixty seven kilometers of electrical cable has been built underground.
Barry Stuard is the chief engineer for the Maysan office of the Gulf South Region of the USACE. According to Stuard “these new lines and electric projects have started to benefit the citizens in more than twenty five different neighborhoods in the region.”
“This projects is new and the only type of feeder program going on in that area,” said Stuard. Residents in that area do not have electricity yet but with the new network that will be changing.
This network has been built in the reverse of most networks, as it is being built before the electrification of the area. It will be able to hook up all of Maysan’s new seven thirty three thousand volt substations together, linking and creating the new network.