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Germany’s Siemens to supply five power plants to Sudan

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STPGC's Planning and Projects General Director Mohamed Osman Mahgoub Osman, and Siemens Vice President Sales Africa Marcus Nelle sign the contract in Berlin on 1 December 2016 (Siemens Photo)
December 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The government-owned Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) and Germany’s Siemens last Thursday signed an agreement to supply five power plant units.

the five gas turbines, which will be operational by the end of 2017, will deliver will deliver a combined electrical generating capacity of some 850 megawatts for the Sudanese national grid.

In a statement issued Friday, the German company said it would also five associated generators and five control systems.

Three of the machines are destined for Garri Power Station in the North of the Sudanese Capital Khartoum, while the remaining two units will generate electric power further east in Port Sudan on the country’s Red Sea coast.

"Our power plant engineering is making a decisive contribution to very rapidly improving the power supply system in Sudan," said Willi Meixner, CEO of Siemens’ Power and Gas Division.

"We’re thus in a position to help the people of Republic of the Sudan to develop a modern yet affordable electrification system that brings forward efforts to advance the nation’s economic and social development," adds Meixner.

Over 35% of the Sudanese population have access to electricity. 63% of the urban areas are electrified in the east African country.

According to the statistics of 2014, Sudan’s annual electricity consumption has reached 10 billion kWh.

(ST)

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  • 3 December 2016 21:31, by Eric Reeves

    Again, each such “meeting,” “dialogue,” “deal” or other effort at rapprochement with the Khartoum regime legitimates its continuing brutal assault on Sudanese civilians in Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan. It entrenches impunity & encourages the belief that even egregious war crimes—including the use of chemical weapons—are simply what this vicious cabal does, and must be accepted. Appalling.

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    • 4 December 2016 11:46, by sudani ana

      Eeeasy man you’ll give yourself a heart attack if you’re not careful. This is development, do you begrudge the Sudanese people a little development while at the same time crying Wolf about "marginalisation" and the economy that’s "about to implode".

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  • 4 December 2016 12:23, by Kalo Yusif Kuku

    We as the marginalised people of Sudan are deeply sorry for the continuous disregard of our grievances. Its important for the international community to know that more than three quarters of the Sudanese do not benefit from the deals between them and the criminal regim in Khartóum. However,we continue to call for distancing of relations with Sudan government. Because the more we deal with the gov

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  • 4 December 2016 12:53, by Kalo Yusif Kuku

    The marginalized Sudanese people are continually being broken hearted by the continuous relations between the genocidal government of Sudan and the European nations.The on going relations and coorperations with the government of Sudan means ignoring genocide and wars that enormously affect the vast majority of the Sudanese people.

    The government of Sudan is continuing to kill its on citizens bas

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