Category: Middle East & Africa Project Update

132 kV Kole-Gulu-Nebbi-Arua Transmission Line, Uganda

Developer: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) Project details and status: This expansion and reinforcement project entails the construction of a 294-km, 132 kV transmission line connecting Kole, Gulu, Nebbi...

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HVDC Lightning Project, UAE

Developers: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) Project details and status: The USD3.8 billion strategic initiative aims to replace ADNOC’s existing offshore power with a...

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500 kV HVDC Ethiopia–Kenya Link

The 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) line aims to link the power grids of Ethiopia and Kenya, create power-sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, and promote sustainable and renewable power generation.

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Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project

Developers: Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and National Grid SA, a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) of Saudi Arabia  Project details and status: EETC and National Grid SA are developing an...

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Jordan-Saudi Arabia Interconnection Project

Developers: National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) of Jordan, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and National Grid SA of Saudi Arabia    Project details and status: The project entails the construction of a 164-km, 400 kV overhead...

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Jordan–Iraq Power Transmission Project (JIPT)

Developers: Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and Iraq’s General Electricity Transmission Company – Central Region Project details and status: The project entails the construction of a 300-km-long, 400 kV...

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400 kV Nuwaiseeb─Al-Mutlaa Line Project, Kuwait 

Developer: Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Project details and status: The project entails the construction of a 400 kV overhead transmission line (OHL) connecting the Nuwaiseeb substation to the Al-Mutlaa substation in...

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400 kV Suswa–Isinya Line Project, Kenya

Developer: Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) Project details and status: The project entails the construction of a 100-km-long, 400 kV transmission line connecting Suswa and Isinya in Kenya. The project is...

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Burundi–Rwanda interconnection project

 The project entails the construction of an 80-km-long, 220 kV line connecting Kigoma (Rwanda) to Gitega (Burundi) via Ngozi, where a high and medium voltage transformer station will be installed.

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Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project

EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project to connect the grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The project entails the construction of a ±500 kV multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) link from Badr in Egypt to El-Madinah El Munawara via Tabuk in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia-Iraq Interconnector Project

The project entails the construction of a 435-km, 400 kV link capable of transmitting 1 GW between the two countries. The proposed line will connect the northern Saudi town of Arar with the central Iraqi city of Yusufiya.

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Jordan-Saudi Arabia Interconnection Project

The project entails the construction of a 164-km, 400 kV overhead transmission line between Qurayyat (Saudi Arabia) and East Amman (Jordan) along with a 400 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in Saudi Arabia.

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