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Electricity transmission plant with Sudan accomplished

Mon, Feb. 18, 2019
CAIRO - 18 February 2019: The extension of Toshky transmission plant, which is a double circuit transmission line stretching over 170 kilometers with a capacity of 220/66 kV, has been established and linked with Sudan’s Wadi Halfa in collaboration with Siemens.

Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) Sabah Mashaly indicated in a press release on Monday that the cost of the project is LE32,550,000 and €562500. The statement explained that the network consists of air-insulated substations (AIS) to inhibit power loss. The amount of electricity to be transmitted is estimated to be 400 megawatts.

Siemens Egypt CEO Emad al-Ghaly revealed that the project was accomplished in three months.

Mashaly asserted that building a strong and efficient national electricity network is part of Egypt’s vision to export surplus to neighboring countries. She added that Egypt is ready to cooperate with Siemens and other international companies to develop the national electricity transmission network that is part of electricity linkage with Sudan.

Siemens designed and manufactured the plant delivering all essential components, including two additional electrical cells. That is in addition to the installation of power transmitters, site management, tests, and experimental operation.
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