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Siemens Egypt project complete

January 2019

Global technology giant Siemens has announced the completion of two substations – Samanoud and Aboul Matameer – in the Delta region of Egypt. The project marks one of the country’s largest turnkey substations ever supplied.

The two substations were built to transmit electricity from the Burullus power plant, the world’s largest gas-fired, combined cycle power station, to the national grid.

The two 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations will enable power delivery to Egyptian homes as well as different industries located in the Delta, Alexandria and Kafr El Sheikh areas.

The new substations build on Siemens’ contributions towards strengthening Egypt‘s power sector. This comes shortly following the company’s construction of six substations, in El Minia, El Beheira, Qalubia, Assiut and Kafr El Zayat cities, to transmit energy from Beni Suef and Burullus power plants.

The first two substations were energised in a record time of only 10 months, from the contract signing to match the implementation timeframe of the mega-sized power plants, said Siemens.

The fast-track project was executed in a consortium with El Sewedy.  As part of the agreement, Siemens was responsible for the design, engineering, construction, supply, and installation and commissioning of the two turnkey substations. This includes gas-insulated switchgear (GIS); power transformers; control systems as well as protection and telecommunication equipment. 

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