(Ecofin Agency) - In Mauritania, a 510km-long electric line will be laid between the capital city Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, the commercial capital. The infrastructure will comprise 225 KV and 90 KV lines as well as associated posts.
Cost for construction of the line has been estimated at $150 million which are to be provided by the Mauritanian government and Saudi Fund for Development. An agreement was signed in this regard.
The new line will provide Northern cities with the economic resources necessary for their development. Mauritania will also be able to better exploit its natural gas, solar and wind energy resources through the development of new production capacities.
Mauritania has an installed capacity of about 350 MW, for an electric coverage of 34%. It however plans to raise the share of renewable energies in its energy mix to 41%, by 2030.