Benban – Naga Hamady Line is a 500kV overhead line with a length of 195km from Benban, Aswan Governorate, Egypt, to Naga Hamady, Qena Governorate, Egypt.

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


Benban – Naga Hamady 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 Benban – Naga Hamady Line project has been approved by the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency.

Benban – Naga Hamady Line project development status

The construction works on the Benban – Naga Hamady Line project were commenced in 2019 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 Benban – Naga Hamady 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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