CESI Middle East has signed an important agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA). The agreement will see CESI granting specialized professional services that will support GCCIA in reaching its goal, which is cost optimization maximizing the stability of the electricity interconnection network between Gulf Cooperation Council’s member Countries.
The agreement was inspired by and builds upon decades of successful economic cooperation between the six countries of the GCC – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
With this three year agreement CESI will provide GCCIA with specialised consultancy and technical services in the areas of system operations and planning studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for the development of transmission and interconnection international network in the Gulf region. In the construction phase CESI may provide other services such as design and technical specification review, with surveys and inspections, training, all related to the execution of these complex energy infrastructures
which are crucial for electricity transmission in the Gulf.
Established in 2001 to serve the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the development of a reliable and efficient power market, the GCCIA has played a vital role in coordinating the Gulf region’s first cross-border electrical energy trading through the Gulf Cooperation Council interconnection network.