Ethiopia: Contract award for Ethiopia-Kenya transmission line

Issue 303 - 26 Jun 2015 | 1 minute read

Ethiopian Electric Power has given China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company a contract to build the Ethiopian stretch of the Ethiopia-Kenya interconnection. The contract, which was signed on 19 June and is valued at around $119m, will involve the installation of a 433km, 500kV line from Wolayita Sodo to the Kenya border, and work is expected to take 26 months, Ethiopian Electric Power chief executive Azeb Asnake said at the signing ceremony. The Ethiopian part of the interconnector is to be financed entirely by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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