The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) contracted with the Germany Siemens to establish transformer substations in Sammanoud and Abu al-Matamir to transfer the energy produced from Borollos power plant in Kafr Al-Sheikh.
Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Gamal Abdel Rahim said that the company is working on increasing the capacity of the state-wide electricity transmission network to build an efficient and reliable system capable of keeping pace with the country’s large and increasing capacity of energy production.
He explained that the EETC is also working to adopt innovative concepts, methods, and mechanisms to strengthen the infrastructure of the national electricity network throughout the country.
According to the agreement signed between Siemens and EETC, Siemens will handle operations of design, engineering, construction, supplying, installing and operating the two substations with a capacity of 220/500 KV. The stations will be delivered on a turnkey basis, including the geographic information system (GIS), and power transformers as well as control equipment, protection, and communication systems.
Emad Ghaly, the CEO of Siemens Egypt, said that the presence of an efficient and flexible national electricity network is vital to Egypt’s vision for sustainable long-term economic development, noting that the company is happy to build on the relationship with the EETC to support the Egyptian infrastructure.
He explained that the project is being implemented through a consortium with El Sewedy Electric, which will handle the construction works of the two plants. The projects shall be delivered within 15 months from the date of signing the contracts. When completed, the Sammanoud and Abu Al Matamir transformer stations will become two of the largest turnkey projects of the national grid.
Ghaly also noted that not only the plants will supply electricity to the houses in Alexandria and Kafr Al-Sheikh, but will also contribute to supporting the industrial sector through providing sustainable energy to cement, oil and gas, and petrochemical plants, as well as infrastructure projects in the delta region.