Siemens signs agreement with Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
Egypt: Siemens announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply the country’s first digital power transformer – Siemens’ Sensformer.
As the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer, Sensformer, is expected to increase energy reliability and efficiency for the Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig 500 / 220 kV substations for the delta area, a highly loaded link of the transmission grid in northern Egypt.
Under the agreement, Siemens will supply 14 Sensformers. This includes engineering, design, fabrication, supervision of the erection of power transformers, site management, testing along with the commissioning services on a turnkey basis. To further support EETC’s priorities to ramp up capacity, the two companies have agreed to work on a fast-track work schedule to complete the project by May 2020.
“The power industry is currently undergoing significant change with the evolution of energy networks into a decentralized, decarbonized and digitalized systems. Our intelligent transformers pave the way for the Internet of Energy,” said Rafiq Hussain, Senior Vice President, Siemens Transmission Products in the Middle East. “With this contract, we’re excited to build on our long-standing partnership with the EETC in Egypt. And, we remain committed to enabling all our customers across the region to manage this new electricity landscape and build the power grid of the future.”