SEC and EETC award contract for Egypt-Saudi Arabia grid interconnection link

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Corporation (EETC) have awarded a four-year project management and engineering design review services contract to Canadian SNC–Lavalin Group Incorporated, for the Egypt-Saudi Arabia grid interconnection project.

The scope of work for the company entails supervision of the design and execution of the project and of contractors throughout the engineering, construction, and commissioning phases. The project entails the construction of a 1,300km long, 500 kV multi-terminal, high voltage direct current link from Badr in Egypt to El-Madinah El Munawara via Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The interconnector will have a transfer capacity of 3,000 MW. The project is being set up at an investment of USD1.8 billion.