Siemens clinches six substations construction deal in Egypt

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A consortium comprising of Siemens and El Sewedy Electric T&D are expected to construct six state of the art substations in Egypt after signing a contract with Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) .

The project which is located at El Minia, El Beheira, Qalubia, Assiut and Kafr El Zayat governorates, the 500/220kV substations will transmit power generated by the new Siemens-built power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus into Egypt’s power grid.

In the constrract signed the German based Siemens will be able to design, supply and commission the new substations in the year 2016.

This will be one of the biggest projects being carried by siemnes in the North African Country which will include gas-insulated switchgear, transformers and control and protection equipment.

According to the agreement all the civil work and mechanical work will be completed by El-Sewedy Electric T&D and the construction of the substations will match the implementation timeframe of the Beni Suef and Burullus power plants.

According to the senior executive vice-president, energy management, Siemens Middle East Wolfgang Braun they are determined to construct a reliable electricity supply chain which will be essential in driving he sustainable economic growth of Egypt.

The sic substations are expected to integrate the new, highly-efficient power plants from Siemens into the grid, and enable Egypt to accommodate increasing demand from domestic and industrial customers.
The contract expands on the MoUs announced at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) held in Sharm El Sheik in March 2015.

The substations form a key element of the Egyptian government’s plan to upgrade and increase the capacity of the country’s national grid. As part of this strategy, Siemens and its local partners are also constructing three highly efficient combined-cycle power plants in the country — Burullus, New Capital and Beni Suef.
Each power plant will be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also build up to 12

wind farms in Egypt, comprising approximately 600 wind turbines.
In total, the Siemens power projects will add 16.4 GW of electricity generation to the national grid to create an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy mix in support of sustainable economic growth for Egypt, the company added.