CAIRO - 29 December 2019: The Operation of the 50-megawatt electricity connection between Egypt and Sudan will kick off on January 12, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said Sunday.
Shaker said during the first session of Al-Ahram third Energy Conference that the cost of the project amounted to LE 509 million, with a distance of 1,000 kilometers.
Shaker said the Egyptian and Sudanese sides held the necessary meetings last week to prepare for the operation stage.
A source at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said in November that Sudan is finalizing the installment of distribution parts so that the first phase of the electricity linkage with Egypt starts operation mid-January 2020 with a capacity of 50 megawatts.
The extension of Toshky transmission plant, which is a double circuit transmission line stretching over 170 kilometers with a capacity of 220/66 kV, has been established and linked with Sudan’s Wadi Halfa in collaboration with Siemens. The first phase of the linkage was due to enter service in March 2019 but has been delayed.
Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) Sabah Mashaly indicated in a press release in February 2019 that the cost of the project is LE 32,550,000 and €562500. The statement explained that the network consists of air-insulated substations (AIS) to inhibit power loss. The amount of electricity to be transmitted is estimated at 400 megawatts.
CAIRO - 28 December 2019: The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has completed the construction of the 300-megawatt electrical connection line with Sudan, with the operation phase expected will launch early next week. The launch ceremony will be start in Toshka, with the presence of Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, and leaders from both Ministries of Electricity in Egypt and Sudan, and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.