Siemens to lead 2 GW energy and transmission projects in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Siemens signed a long-term deal to help improve Ethiopia’s energy infrastructure.

The company will also be involved in financing projects and in training Ethiopian technicians to operate them.

Joe Kaeser, Siemens’ chief executive, commented: “We will apply our vast experience and proven technologies as well as training and education capabilities to help shape the future of Ethiopia and its people. One of the starting projects affirming our strong commitment in the region is the East Africa Interconnector.”

As well as the 1,000 km interconnector, which will enable Ethiopia to export up to 2 GW of its electricity to Kenya, Siemens will be involved in expanding the national grid, finding specific energy solutions for Ethiopia’s wave of industrial parks, and finding micro-grid solutions for remote villages.

Source: Global Construction Review