Akhmim – East Qena Line is a 500kV overhead line with a length of 176km from Akhmim, Sohag, Egypt, to East Qena, Luxor, Egypt.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Akhmim – East Qena Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Egyptian Electricity Transmission. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

The development of the Akhmim – East Qena Line project has been approved by the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency.

Akhmim – East Qena Line project development status

The construction works on the Akhmim – East Qena Line project were commenced in 2017 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

Contractors involved

Elsewedy Electric T&D was appointed by Egyptian Electricity Transmission to undertake the construction works on the Akhmim – East Qena Line project.

About Egyptian Electricity Transmission

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a subsidiary of Egyptian Electricity Holding Company is an electric service company that provides electrical services. The company operates, manages, and maintains electric power transmission grids on extra and high voltages. It coordinates with electricity production companies and power distribution companies to provide electric energy at voltage levels for all uses. EETC purchases electrical power from power plants, in accordance with the customer demand and supplies it to the subscribers and the distribution companies. The company’s operational regional control centers include Alexandria, Cairo, Canal, Middle Delta, West Delta, Egypt.


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