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GE Power to extend substation to connect 120 MW of wind power to Egypt’s national grid

  • 3 years ago (2017-12-12)
  • David Flin
Distribution 75 Middle East 271

GE Power has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kV Gas Insulated Substation, connecting an additional 120 MW of power to the national grid by the end of 2018.

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The extension includes GE’s B105 220 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). In addition to medium- and low-voltage systems, control and protection systems, and auxiliary services, GE will also provide local project management, engineering, design, fabrication, the erection of power transformers, site management, testing, and commissioning services on a turnkey basis.

The Gabal El Zayt substation is the main connection point between the Gabal El Zayt wind farm, one of the largest in the region, and the grid. Upon completion of this extension, the substation’s total capacity will reach 540 MW, with plans to connect about 40 MW in the near future.

Gamal Abdel Rehim, Chairman of EETC, said: “This project is a direct reflection of our efforts to continuously upgrade Egypt’s national grid, and in so doing, delivering increased energy supply and support towards the diversification of the country’s energy mix.”