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SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 14 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Electricity System Operator (ESO) said on Friday it has signed three construction deals for sections of a power line which will connect Maritsa East power substation to the Greek power transmission system.
ESO awarded the construction of two power line sections to Impuls Ko for some 58.5 million levs ($32.4 million/29.9 million euro), and signed a 33.2 million levs deal with Emu for the third section, state-owned ESO said in a notice.
Maritsa East substation is located near three of Bulgaria's main coal-fired power plants in the southern part of the country.
The deals with Impuls Ko and Emu were signed on January 22 and January 31, respectively.
The project for construction of the Bulgarian part of a power transmission line connecting Maritsa East substation to the Nea Santa substation in Greece will be partially financed with EU funds under the Connecting Europe Facility.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)