Siemens to construct two new substations in Egypt

In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of two sub-stations. These will be used to transmit electricity from the Burullus power plant—set to become the world’s largest combined cycle station—to the population.

When completed, the Burullus plant, located at Kaft El Sheikh Governorate, will supply up to 15 million Egyptians with reliable electricity.

The two new sub-stations are Samanoud and Aboul Matameer and will enable power delivery to Egyptian homes, as well as different industries located in the Delta region. They will also help increase the capacity of the national grid, which is a key requirement to foster economic growth as defined by the goals of Egypt’s vision 2030.

As part of the agreement, Siemens will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation and commissioning of the two new 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations that will be delivered on a turnkey basis. This includes gas-insulated switchgear (GIS); power transformers; control systems, as well as protection and telecommunication equipment.

“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,” said Gamal Abdel Rahim, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).

Source: Times of Oman