Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

The Sudanese Ministry of Energy and Oil announced today, Friday, the introduction of a new electrical system, to develop electrical networks and ensure their stability and quality of work.

The Ministry’s statement stated that workers in the sector were able to introduce the “SVC” system at the Sinkat Conversion Station and connect it to the national grid, which increases the transmission of electrical energy from the Atbara Station to Port Sudan by 25%.

The “SVC” system is one of the projects for the reconstruction and development of eastern Sudan, and it has an important role in ensuring the stability of electrical networks. This effort is part of the projects that were halted in April 2023 due to the war in the country.

The Ministry explained that workers in the Sudanese electricity sector worked for two weeks without stopping to introduce the new system, using purely Sudanese hands and expertise without the presence of foreigners.

The engineers and technicians finished reinstalling and tightening the lines that were damaged by the winds, which caused the power to be cut off from the city of Aroma and its villages, and the city of Waqar and its areas, according to the ministry’s statement.

The Sudanese Minister of Energy and Oil, Dr. Mohieldin Naeem Mohamed, appreciated the efforts of workers in the electricity sector, who work in the most difficult security and natural conditions, noting that they completed the work despite the need for many tools, equipment and spare parts.

The Sudanese electricity sector suffered a new malfunction on June 19, 2024, as the electricity transmission line between the Al-Jamouiya and Jabal Awliya stations witnessed artillery shelling, which led to a number of lines and the Merowe station being out of service, and a complete darkness occurred, affecting all states of Sudan.

Engineers and technicians at the Merowe Dam power station made great efforts to restart it, which led to the gradual return of electricity in most states.

On the second day of Eid al-Adha, the city of Port Sudan faced a programmed plan to cut off electricity for up to 14 hours a day, as a result of a sudden malfunction in one of the transformers.

The electricity sector in Sudan faces great challenges due to the war that has been going on for more than a year, as the lines and sites of transmission and distribution companies and the National Control Center are subjected to bombing operations that often lead to them being out of service.

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