Hitachi ABB Power Grids consortium awarded major contract for the first ever large-scale HVDC interconnection in the Middle East and North Africa

Hitachi ABB Power Grids consortium awarded major contract for the first ever large-scale HVDC interconnection in the Middle East and North Africa

Dubai, United Arab Emnirates, (AETOSWire): Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced that it is the lead in a consortium that has been awarded a major contract worth several hundreds of millions of US dollars from the Saudi Electricity Company and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company. The award is for the first ever large-scale HVDC interconnection in the Middle East and North Africa, enabling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Arab Republic of Egypt to exchange up to 3,000 MW of electricity – much of which is expected to…