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The electric grid interconnection project between the two countries aims to exchange electrical capacities amounting to 3,000 megawatts.
07.10.21 | Interesting article at GDN online

Saudi Arabia and Egypt signed contracts with three consortiums of international and local companies to connect the two nation’s power grids in a project worth $1.8 billion.

 

The electric grid interconnection project between the two countries aims to exchange electrical capacities amounting to 3,000 megawatts (MW) with a 500 kV HVDC technology. 

 

The project consists of the construction of three high-voltage substations, the East Madinah Station, the Tabuk Station in the Kingdom, and the Badr Station in East Cairo, linked by overhead transmission lines with a length of about 1,350 m and marine cables in the Gulf of Aqaba with a length of 22 km. It is scheduled to be operational in 2024.