September 29th, 2008 | by addis portal |

Hifab Oy has signed a new agreement with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) for the supervision of construction of a new power transmission connection from Ethiopia to Sudan. The main benefit of this interconnection is the possibility to transfer excess Ethiopian hydro power to the neighbouring country, thus replacing expensive oil-based thermal generation in Sudan and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Hifab Oy, together with its JV partner Fichtner from Germany, will supervise the construction of the transmission lines and substation on the Ethiopian side.

The value of the consultancy contract is EUR 1.5 million, and it will be completed in 20 months. The financing of the Ethiopia-Sudan project is from the World Bank.

Ethiopia-Sudan is a third consecutive contract between EEPCO and Hifab Oy during 2008.

Juhani Antikainen
Hifab Oy

Lars Sonckin kaari 16
02600 Espoo
Tel +358 9 540 655 50
Fax +358 9 540 655 55
Mobile +358 50 546 0348

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