Electric Grids Undersea to Connect Egypt, Greece and Cyprus

Friday, 10th February 2017

EuroAfrica Interconnector project is to build an undersea electric cable aiming to link the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with the rest of Europe at a cost of EUR 3.5bn, AP reports.

“The 1,650-kilometer cable with a 2,000-megawatt capacity will both transmit and receive electricity,” Head of EuroAfrica Interconnector Nasos Ktorides announced on January 8.

Egyptian authorities signed an agreement on February 7 to proceed with the studies. The project is anticipated to take 36 months from completion of said studies.

On another note, Ktorides is also behind a separate but similar project for an undersea electric cable connecting Israel, Cyprus, and Greece.

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