First pics of Egyptian-Saudi power linkage project emerge



Tue, 28 Mar 2023 - 08:41 GMT


Tue, 28 Mar 2023 - 08:41 GMT

Construction work in Badr City -  Egypt Today

Construction work in Badr City - Egypt Today

CAIRO - 28 March 2023: Egypt Today has taken the first pictures of the Egyptian-Saudi power linkage project showing concrete bases for transmission towers in Badr City east of Cairo. 




The interconnection is scheduled to operate in 2026 to exchange 3,000 megawatts at peak times, which are six hours apart. The mega project, totaling a cost of $1.8 billion, will enjoy a 500 kV HVDC technology. 



The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has started pouring the concrete bases for some 1,300 transmission towers, which have all been successfully tested, along 300 kilometers in Egypt. The installation of the transmission towers will start in June. 


Meanwhile, the concrete casting of the high-voltage substation in Badr City is underway.


The length of the transmission line in Saudi Arabia is more than 1,000 kilometers from Egypt to the high-voltage substation in and another Medina. The installation of the towers has already begun in the Kingdom.


Marine cables in the Gulf of Aqaba will extend over 22 kilometers.


Additional reporting by Rahma Ramadan



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