Egypt and SA to decide on tenders for $1.6B interlink project

Egypt and Saudi Arabia are set to finalise tenders for power transformers and transmission lines for the interconnection electricity project between the two countries next month, when the officials will complete the opening of the technical envelopes.

According to the Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Gamal Abdel Rahim, the tender bids for the Medina-Tabuk-Badr transformer stations will be opened by the Saudi side on 3 May, while the tender for the Badr-Nabq line will be opened in Egypt on 7 May, reports Daily News Egypt.

Alstom, ABB, and Siemens have all applied for the tender and their offers will be analysed in coordination with the Saudi side. The company winning this contract will establish two 500 kV AC/DC transformer stations in Badr City and another linking station to connect to the line in Nabq.

The pilot phase of this $1.6 billion project should begin in 2019 to exchange 3,000 MW of electricity at peak hours.

Source: Daily News Egypt