GCC grid on track
Progress is good, says CEO of the GGCIA
The GCC grid will be completed on time, according to Adnan Al-Mohaisen , CEO of the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA).
Work the project was progressing well, and the electricity grid will fully link up all the Gulf countries by late 2011 or early 2012, Al-Mohaisen was quoted by Arab News.
His comments were made at a meeting to review the progress of the grid in the last nine months, which was attended by representatives of all the six GCC states. Al-Mohaisen said extensive testing of the commissioned network had ensured it was in excellent condition.
"While testing, 1,300mw were transmitted over 10 hours continuously and it passed all stringent measures," he added.