Egypt and Sudan’s state electricity transmission firms have awarded German firm Siemens a contract to build two grid stabilization stations in Sudan which will “stabilize the grid to ensure a reliable flow of power from Egypt.” In a 29 March press release Siemens says the project “will improve supply and enhance reliability of power across Sudan.”

The two countries’ grids were linked in April last year, with Egypt initially delivering 60MW of power, rising to 300MW, via a 170km, 220kV link between substations in the Toshka Lakes area of Egypt and Wadi Hafi in Sudan (MEES, 10 April 2020). Siemens completed work at the Toshka substation in 2019. (CONTINUED - 245 WORDS)