Sudan’s president, Omar Al Bashir, has witnessed the signing of the contracts for the Upper Atbara and Sitate hydroelectric power stations. These will make use of the Upper Atbara and Sitate dams in the east of the country, and are expected to be a crucial element of the plan to enhance development in the region.
In addition, Mohammad Hassan Al Hadarri, Sudan’s minister of energy, said that the Rimeilla power station, comprising four turbines generating a total of 320 MW, is due to start commercial operation within four years.
He said that the German company Lamar International will be the executive consultants for the project, while the Chinese company HPE will design and construct the plant.
Hadarri said that Lamar International and HPE had won the contracts in an open bidding procedure that involved a large number of leading international companies.