As part of the Black Sea Transmission Network Project, the two HVDC links are each to transmit 350MW of controlled electricity generated in various hydropower plants.

In addition to the HVDC links, the scope of supply also includes system control equipment, converter transformers, switchgear, thyristor valves and AC filters.

The converter substation with the links and the associated switchgear will be erected in the vicinity of the city of Akhaltsikhe, which is located in southern Georgia on the Turkish border.

The first link is expected to start operation in late May 2012, with the overall project scheduled for completion in May 2013.