Gulf grid moves on

December 2005
Modern Power Systems;Dec2005, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p5
The article reports that the Gulf Cooperation Interconnection Council Authority (GCCIA) has awarded a $220 million contract to a major interconnection project linking six Gulf states. The project is expected to be carried out in three phases with phase one linking the transmission systems of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait, requiring about 850 km of high-voltage transmission line and an underwater cable between the east coast of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. According to the GCCIA, payback of the $1 billion cost is less than four years.


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