Siemens smart grid division has bagged a deal worth US$43 million with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company for a turnkey project to deliver two monitoring systems in response to a growing domestic demand for power.

Siemens will deliver all software and hardware for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as civil and electromechanical works, including the connection of 150 substations to the national grid.

The Egyptian energy market has seen a surge in demand for power supply and one of the SCADAs will be deployed in Nagaa-Hamadi in Upper Egypt, as part of a national plan to expand the power network.

Eng. Ahmed Hanafy, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, said: “The project [which is expected to take three years] is given high priority in light of its role in developing and improving the electricity services in the country.

“It will help make the power supply in Upper Egypt more stable and reliable, and ontributing to reducing outage times, the new system will allow us to continuously monitor the national grid.”

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