Siemens has revealed that the building and connection of the Toshka substation in Egypt, has been completed in just three months, making the Egypt-Sudan Electric Interconnection project closer to realization.
The new 220 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated substation (AIS) will dispatch around 400MW of electricity to secure reliable power transmission coupled with minimal losses of transferred power.
The turnkey substation, located about 1,300 kilometers away from Cairo, near the Egyptian-Sudanese boarders, will play an important role in the upcoming Egypt-Sudan Electric Interconnection project.
The project links the national grids of both countries, from Toshka city in Egypt to Dongola in Sudan, via a 170-kilometer transmission line.
“The new project is in-line with Egypt’s national plan to share power with neighboring countries as well as drive a more dynamic African cooperation in different areas, including energy,” said Sabah Meshaly, Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).
“The extension of Toshka substation marks the first phase of this landmark project, which will expand access and lower the cost of electricity supply to homes and business in Sudan and promote sustainable development.”
Source: ESI Africa