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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Your top infrastructure stories of the week

Your top infrastructure stories of the week:

  • Egypt-Saudi energy connection project: Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been awarded a three-year contract by the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) to boost energy system infrastructure and oversight capabilities for the Egypt-Saudi Arabia energy connection project, the company said in a press release (pdf).
  • Alexandria national projects: The Bashayer El Kheir 2 housing project, the new Borg El Arab sewage treatment facility, the Mahmoudia highway development project and a number of oil and gas projects were inaugurated in Alexandria earlier this week.
  • Zafarana solar plant: The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) signed an agreement with Belectric to construct a 50 MW solar power plant in Zafarana.
  • TAQA thinks small-scale: TAQA Arabia will focus on small-scale solar projects for the next two years as the government puts the brakes on large renewable projects amid an electricity glut.
  • But renewables haven’t lost their pulling power yet: Japan’s Marubeni wants in on Egypt’s renewables sector, the company’s director in Cairo Osamu Tanihata told Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker.
  • Giza transit hub: The National Railways Authority (NRA) plans to issue in January a tender to construct the second phase of the EGP 4.7 bn central railway station in Giza’s Bashtil that will include a large passenger station, commercial center, administrative buildings and a residential complex.

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