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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Egypt-Saudi power grid interconnection “partly operational” September 2021

The USD 1.6 bn, 3,000 MW interconnection project linking Egypt and Saudi’s national power grids will be “partly operational” in September 2021, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said yesterday. The project’s inauguration, previously slated for 2020, was delayed after Saudi’s USD 500 bn Neom City mega project derailed plans. The project tenders also seem to be back on track — but the results have yet to be announced, Shaker said.

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