TBEA wins $98M transmission project in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has awarded a $98 million contract to the Chinese company TBEA Contractor Ltd. for the construction of Bole-Lemi and Kilinto industry zone power transmission project in Addis Ababa.

TBEA will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of three substations with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, and the construction of 400 kV and 230 kV transmission lines between the substations, reports African Review.

The substation contracts include Koye-Abo (400 kV), Qilinto (230 kV) and Bole-Lemi (230 kV). The transmission line construction contract comprises of 26 km long transmission lines between the three substations.

Exim Bank of China will provide 85 per cent of the project financing through a commercial loan and the balance will be provided by the Ethiopian government.

Source: African Review