Renewables, Wind

Egypt, Saudi to conduct marine survey for power grid link

A marine survey to map a route for a project linking the power grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia will start next week and last for about 20 days.
 
An international tender for work on the project, which is expected to cost about $1.5bn, is scheduled for early next year, Egypt’s electricity minister Hassan Younes said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency, or SPA.
 
The project aims to exchange 3000 MW between the two power-hungry countries through direct current electrical lines. Egypt will send Saudi Arabia electricity through the connection in the afternoons and Saudi Arabia will send electricity to Egypt in the evenings, taking advantage of the difference in the countries’ peak use hours.