EETC selects Siemens to develop two substations to enhance Egypt’s power grid capacity

15 August 2017 (Last Updated August 15th, 2017 18:30)

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has contracted Siemens to develop two substations.

EETC selects Siemens to develop two substations to enhance Egypt’s power grid capacity

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has contracted Siemens to develop two substations.

Siemens will design, engineer, construct, supply, install, and commission the 500/220kV substations, which are intended to strengthen the capacity of Egypt's power grid.

The company will also provide gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), power transformers, control systems, and telecommunication equipment.

To be installed in Samanoud and Aboul Matameer, the substations will be used to transmit electricity from the Burullus power plant, which is currently under development at Kaft El Sheikh Governorate.

Once completed, the plant will be able to supply electricity for around 15 million people across the country.

"Egypt needs to enhance the country’s transmission lines to accommodate the increase in power generation capacity."

EETC chairman Gamal Rahim said: “To enable more resilient, efficient, and reliable power systems, Egypt needs to enhance the country’s transmission lines to accommodate the increase in power generation capacity.

“This is why the EETC has been redefining the conventional approaches to upgrade the grid infrastructure across the country.”

Siemens is set to form a consortium with El Sewedy Electric for the substations' construction, which is expected to be complete within 15 months from signing the consortium contracts.

In addition, Egypt has unveiled plans of developing 54GW of new power generating capacity by 2022 to accommodate its growing population and economic expansion. Siemens is expected to carry out a ‘Transmission Network Study’ to evaluate Egypt’s energy system and help the country meet this demand.


Image: Siemens headquarters in Munich, Germany. Photo: courtsey of Siemens.