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Siemens wins contract to build substations in Egypt’s Delta region

by James Morgan on Aug 13, 2017


The substations will be used to transmit electricity from Egypt’s Burullus Power Plant [representational image].
The substations will be used to transmit electricity from Egypt’s Burullus Power Plant [representational image].

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Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded a contract to Siemens for the construction of two substations.

The substations, which are to be built in Samanoud and Aboul Matameer, will facilitate power delivery to homes and businesses across Egypt’s Delta region.

The facilities will be used to transmit electricity from the country’s Burullus Power Plant, which is set to become one of the world’s three largest combined-cycle power plants (CCPPs).

Located in the Kaft El Sheikh Governorate, Burullus Power Plant will supply electricity to up to 15 million Egyptians upon completion.

Gamal Abdel Rahim, chairman of EETC, 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.”

Under the terms of the deal, Siemens will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation, and commissioning of the 500/220KV substations, which will be delivered on a turnkey basis.

The contract includes gas-insulated switchgears (GISs), power transformers, control ssytems, and protection and telecommunication equipment.

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Commenting on the latest contract award, Emad Ghaly, chief executive officer of Siemens Egypt, said: “An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Egypt’s vision to drive long-term economic growth. We are pleased to build on a trusting relationship with EETC to boost grid infrastructure.”

Siemens will conduct the fast-track construction portion of the package in conjunction with El Sewedy Electric. The substations are due to be completed within 15 months of the contract signing.

“The two new substations will not only deliver more electricity to more homes located near Alexandria and Kafr El Sheik Governorates, but also support the focus on industrialisation by providing reliable power supply to energy-intensive industries,” said Ghaly.

“They will feed power to cement, oil and gas, and petrochemical facilities, as well as ongoing infrastructure development projects in the Delta region,” he added.

The project forms part of Egypt’s plans to develop 54GW of additional generating capacity by 2022 to accommodate its growing population and economic expansion.



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