$1.5B worth of power transmission projects under way in Egypt

Egypt, Cairo: The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has updated the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy with the status of the ongoing power transmission projects whose aim is to strengthen the electricity grid in order to be able to absorb the added capacity of the new power plants that will be installed in summer.

The cost of the projects currently under way is over $1.5 billion and they include erection and expansion of multiple transformer stations and transmission lines in Cairo, Upper Egypt and other governorates, reports Daily News Egypt.

EETC is working on establishing three 500/220 kV transformer stations in Beni Suef Industrial Zone, expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2017. Power transformers of Tamy El Amded and East Ismailia substations will be installed in the first quarter of 2018.

Expansions are being implemented at many transformer stations enlarging their capacity to 220 MVA and 500 MVA, including the Suez transformer station, West-Cairo transformer stations, Baltim transformer station and Obour transformer station, in addition to six transformer stations contracted with Siemens.

Source: Daily News Egypt