According to bank documents, the Project objective is to enhance reliable and affordable electricity trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti.
The project has three components:
Galafi-Nagad transmission line (cost: US$68 million, IDA credit: US$43.5 million). Construction of a new double circuit 230 kV transmission line from Galafi to Nagad of 190 km. Each circuit would have a rated power of 200 MVA. Galafi is on the Djiboutian side of the country’s border with Ethiopia.
Nagad substation extension (cost: US$4.0 million, IDA credit: US$0 million). The scope of work at the proposed Nagad substation is to install a 170 m long double 230kV busbar (designed for operation with eight outgoing bays at 230kV, 50 Hz, 40 kA/3 sec, 2000A) at the existing substation site and fit two complete new outgoing 3150 A / 31,5 kA 230kV transmission line switch bays (comprising CTs, Surge arrestor, Circuit breaker, line isolator each fitted with a 10 MVAR fixed reactor and associated CT/Isolation facilities designed to compensate for the capacitance in the 292 km 230kV transmission line. In addition, the busbars will be fitted with a 25MVAR switchable reactor along with associated circuit breaker equipment as for the line switchbays.
Component 2: Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Project Management (cost: US$3 million, IDA credit: US$1.5 million). The reinforcement of the connection of Combolcha to Semera is mandatory to avoid the risk of isolating the new interconnection from Ethiopia. This component will finance the cost of the project’s implementation and oversight. Moreover, this subcomponent will include citizen engagement activities providing a voice to the project beneficiaries, including women and youth, and therefore involve bottom-up communication approaches, such as community meetings and beneficiary outreach in remote locations.
Emmanuel Py, Lucine Flor Lominy
Senior Energy Specialist
Republic of Djibouti - Ministry of Economy and Finance
Electricité de Djibouti
Djama Ali Guelleh
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