CESI has been recently confirmed as technical consultant to support the CASA-1000 Secretariat in determining the operational strategy of the CASA-1000 Interconnector: from developing its technical code, assuring its harmonization with the Countries existing grid regulations, as well as preparing the technical procedures required to safely and efficiently operate the infrastructure.
This assignment further enlarges the role that CESI is already providing as Owner’s Engineer for the two HVDC converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan and the ±500kV HVDC transmission line between them crossing Afghanistan. This is a crucial part of the $1.2 billion CASA-1000, one of the most important Power Transmission projects in Central and South Asia, which will enable the flow of electricity from hydro-electric power plants in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to consumers in Pakistan. The interconnection is a cornerstone of Pakistan’s strategy to meet its increasing demand for electricity and will allow Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to exploit their abundant hydro resources.
CESI is supporting the National Transmission Companies of the CASA countries with a full range of Owner’s Engineering services, including design review, contractor’s management, quality assurance, construction supervision and witnessing during testing and commissioning of the infrastructure.
The CESI consultancy assignments are financed by World Bank and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).