Egypt postpones electricity interconnection with South Sudan
The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has postponed the first phase of 100MW electricity interconnection project with South Sudan to March of this year.
The Ministry of Electricity confirmed the reports and said that the decision to postpone came as a result of a delay in the implementation of the project by an Indian multi-national construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) which was given a mandate to execute the task.
The Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) was implementing an aerial dual circuit linkage line which is approximately 100km long. The interconnection starts at the first phase in Toshka 2 transformer station in Egypt to the 220 kV transformer station in Aqin, Sudan.
Performance and operating tests were conducted daily for a period of two to three weeks and the end results were positive. Production capacity has been connected to the electricity grid and other phases are entering successively. The second phase will be 500 kV. Both Phases have a total investment value of about US$ 6.7 million.
Source: Construction Review Online
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