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GE completes Badr substation for $1.6B interconnection project


 Egypt, Cairo: GE has completed building and connecting the Badr substation in Egypt to the national grid for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).

The new 500/220 kV gas-insulated substation will play a strategic role in the upcoming $1.6 billion Egypt - Saudi Arabia Interconnection project, which links the national grids of both countries from Badr city in Egypt to Madina and Tabuq cities in Saudi Arabia via a 1,300-kilometer transmission line.

According to the press release, GE is also providing local project management, engineering, design, fabrication and erection of nine single-phase power transformers, site management, testing and commissioning on a turnkey basis.

Source: GE