EETC picks Siemens Energy for electrification of Bashaer El Khair

Siemens Energy has been picked by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to connect Bashaer El Khair City project in Alexandria city with the country’s national grid.

The project will help supply electrical power to more than 25,000 residential units, in over 250 apartment buildings and service centres in the city, with the project aimed at improving the buoyancy of Egypt’s power transmission network.

The Bashaer El Khair, residential complex, is part of a national project to create new communities and provide quality homes for people living in informal communities or settlements in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Talking about the project, senior vice president of Siemens Energy Transmission Solutions in the Middle East, Mahmoud Hanafy, said: “Electrification of new cities is a big priority for Egypt and across the region, a topic that will continue to be emphasized to create more prosperous and greener cities.”

The project will be fast tracked and is expected to be operational in July 2021 [Image: Supplied]

“This project comes as part of our commitment to support the government in strengthening the transmission capacity of the Egyptian electricity network; and help reinforce the grid and enhance power supplies to meet the increasing demand for electricity from residential and commercial consumers as a result of growing urbanization in Egypt.”

Siemens Energy will carry out the design, engineering, construction, installation, and commissioning of the 66/11-kilovolt station that will be delivered on a turnkey basis.

The scope of work includes gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), installation and commissioning of power transformers, control systems as well as protection and telecommunication equipment.

According to Siemens Energy, the project will be fast tracked and is expected to be operational in July 2021.

For Emad Ghaly, managing director of Siemens Energy in Egypt, an efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Egypt’s vision to drive long-term economic growth.

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