A South Korean consortium of LS Industrial Systems (LSIS) and Daeong Industrial Machinery Corporation has signed a €10m ($14.3m) contract for the construction of a substation in Sudan.

Under the deal, LSIS will build the 220-kV Afra substation and Daeong will finance the project. The substation will help meet increasing demand for power in southern Khartoum and the Arkawit district in the east of the country.

The project is scheduled to be completed in two years.

The Afra substation is the consortium’s third project in Sudan. The companies are also working on phase 2 of the Khartoum power plant and the Banat substation.

The National Electricity Corporation is the client.