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The first large-scale HVDC interconnection in the MENA region will enable Saudi Arabia and Egypt to exchange up to 3,000 MW of electricity.
06.10.21 | Interesting article at Mubasher

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been awarded contracts worth several hundreds of millions of US dollars by the Saudi Electricity Company and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company for the electricity interconnection project between the two countries.


 

The first large-scale HVDC interconnection in the MENA region will enable Saudi Arabia and Egypt to exchange up to 3,000 MW of electricity, much of which is forecast to be generated from renewable energy sources in the future, according to a statement on Tuesday. 


Hitachi will provide advanced technologies for HVDC power link between the countries, including the supply of three HVDC converter stations located at Medina and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia, and Badr in Egypt.