Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed a contract, worth EGP 350m, with the Egyptian German Electrical Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) to supply two power transmission stations in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.
Medhat Ramadan, chairperson of EGEMAC, said that the capacity of the two planned transmission stations will reach 66 and 220 kV respectively, and they are scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
Additionally, EGEMAC is establishing two transformer stations at a cost of EGP 160m.
Ramadan pointed out that the first station will be launched in Tanta, Gharbeya, with a capacity of 220 kV, at a cost of EGP 103m. The second would be in Mashtool, Sharqeya, with a capacity of 66 kV and at a cost of EGP 57m. It will be completed within two months.
These projects come as part of the Ministry of Electricity’s plan to expand and develop the national electricity grid, so that it can absorb the new capacities that are being added by the new plants that are currently under construction.
Ramadan said that his company is implementing El-Tamah transformer station for 220/66 /11 kV in Fayoum within the Ministry of Electricity’s plan to develop the power supply.
He added that the contract also includes the supply and installation of a 220/66 kV transformer station, in addition to civil works. The contract is scheduled to be completed within 10 months.
The Ministry of Electricity has allocated EGP 33bn to expand and strengthen the electric grid in the next two years, so as to absorb the new capacities to be added by the traditional power plants, as well as new and renewable power plants.
The plan aims to develop and ensure sustainability of the switching networks at an estimated cost of EGP 18bn, while the development of the distribution networks will cost EGP 19bn.