Republic of Sudan

Nyala El-Geneina Transmission Line to the Darfur States

Loan No.:


Interest Rate:



Sudan Electricity Transmission Company (SETC)

Grace Period:

5 years

Project Cost:

KD 68.0 million


25 years

Amount of Loan:

KD 57.0 million


41 semi-annual installments

Date of Loan Agreement:


First Installment:

5 years following the first disbursement

Date of Effectiveness:


The project aims at satisfying the increasing demand for electricity in several towns and villages in three Darfur States, by connecting them to the national transmission grid. The project will provide safe and low-cost electric energy to meet the lighting and cooking needs of the residents, the needs of the various economic sectors, and reduce the dependence on small, non-reliable and expensive diesel generating units currently used to supply the loads of the towns and villages included in the project.


The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, includes the construction of four 220 kV substations in the cities of Nyala, Kass, Zalinge and El-Geneina, located in three Darfur States, and a 350 km, 220 kV, double circuit transmission line connecting all four substations, and connecting the Nyala substation included in the project (Nyala "2") with the national transmission grid, in addition to technical services required for the project. The project includes the following main components:

  1. Electric Substations: This consists of the construction of Nyala "2", Kass, Zalinge and El-Geneina 220 kV substations, including all civil works and measurement, protection and control equipment, and connecting the Nyala "2" substation with the planned 220 kV transmission line (Al Fula - Nyala"1" - El Fasher) which will pass by the substation.
  2. Transmission Line: This includes the construction of a 350 km long, double circuit, 220 kV transmission line starting at Nyala "2" substation, passing through Kass and Zalinge substations, and ending at El-Geneina substation.
  3. Technical Services: This includes providing consulting services needed for design review, project supervision, witness and acceptance testing, in addition to the use of experts as needed.


The Arab Fund's loan covers about 84% of the total project cost. The Sudanese Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost that may arise.

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