Egypt, Cairo: The Egyptian parliament has approved Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s cooperation agreement, which will see the connection of the two country’s national electrical grids.
The interconnection project will receive $99.6 million support funding from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development, reports ESI-Africa.
The two electricity grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be interconnected via three HVDC stations – with the first in Egypt in the city of Badr and the other two in Saudi Arabia in the cities of Medina and Tabuk.
The three 500 kV stations will be linked by aerial lines and naval cables in the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Egyptian Company for Electric Transfer will be in charge of implementing the first station on Egyptian land, the Saudi Electricity Company will be responsible for implementing the two stations on its land.
Magazine has earlier reported on other details of the interconnection project between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.