The Auas High-voltage Transmission Line in Namibia Supported by a Swedish Concessionary Credit

Sida Evaluation
Karlis Goppers
The 400 kV Interconnector project, which consists of building a 1100 kms long 400 kV transmission line from Aries in South Africa to Auas in Namibia, including two transformer stations, and the installation of the Sida-financed Static Volt Ampere Reactor Compensator (SVC) has been successful on all counts. Implementation of all parts was, by the parastatal NamPower, proficiently carried out, largely on time and within budgetary limits. There were some problems of design and of quality along the way, but they were all solved, and none was allowed to delay the project's time schedule, nor lead to cost overruns.

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