Sudan’s electricity company receives new thermal plant
Sudan's National Electricity Corporation has taken delivery of a new $4.3 million 50-megawatt German-made thermal power plant, reported the Pan-African News Agency.
The plant would be installed at the Bahri thermal station in Khartoum in early February, and will become operational in March.
The new plant will reduce the country's power deficit to 30 megawatt said an NEC representative.
In April 2000, the OPEC Fund for International Development today signed a $10 million loan agreement with Sudan to help finance development of the country’s power sector.
The project involved the upgrading of power plants, sub-stations, transmission lines and distribution networks, with the aim of enabling the system to provide adequate and reliable supplies of electricity.
Due to the lack of funding during the 1990s, the Sudan has been unable to maintain or expand its electricity sector, and services and facilities have deteriorated.
NEC has targeted three sections of the national grid for upgrading and improvement. To address growing needs in Khartoum North, existing sub-stations will be rehabilitated and a new sub-station installed at Megroes.
In addition, the sub-station at Izgareb will be upgraded, a 30-year-old diesel plant at Khashm El Girba will be rehabilitated and a tower cooling system will be installed at the Roseires hydroelectric station. – (Albawaba-MEBG)
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