Substations will enable power delivery to homes and industry, supplying 15mn Egyptians with electricity
Siemens has announced the completion of two substation, Samanoud and Aboul Matameer in Egypt that were built to transmit electricity from the Burullus power plant to the national grid.
The 500/200 kV substations are aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid as well as to enable power delivery to Egyptian homes and different industries located in the Delta, Alexandria and Kafr El Sheikh area.
As part of the goals defined for Egypt’s Vision 2030, the substations will increase the capacity of the national grid which is a key requirement for the growth of the country and will contribute towards strengthening its power sector.
Gamal Abdel Rahim, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), said: “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.”
Siemens Egypt CEO Emad Ghaly said: “An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Egypt’s vision to drive long-term economic growth. We are pleased to build on a trusting relationship with EEHC to boost grid infrastructure.”
Moreover, as part of the agreement, Siemens was responsible for the design, engineering, construction, supply, and installation and commissioning of the substations. This includes gas-insulated switchgear (GIS); power transformers; control systems as well as protection and telecommunication equipment.
Farag El Saadany, the senior executive VP of Siemens Transmission solutions, in Egypt, said: “The two news substations will not only deliver more electricity to more homes, located near Alexandria and Kafr El Sheikh Governorates, but also support the focus on industrialization by providing reliable power supply to energy-intensive industries.”
“They will feed power to cement, oil and gas and petrochemical facilities as well as ongoing infrastructure development projects in the Delta region,” he stated.
The press release from Siemens also stated that Egypt has outlined a target of developing 54 GW of additional generating capacity by 2022 to accommodate the growing population and economic expansion. For this, Siemens has been analysing the country’s energy system, carrying out a ‘Transmission Network Study’ to help meet its growing demand. The new project comes after the construction of six other substations which transmit energy from Beni Suef and Burullus power plants.