The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed two contracts to replace the north Cairo-Heliopolis aerial line with a length of 12 kilometres double circuit, and a cost estimated to be EGP 590m.
The first contract was signed with Energya’s power and telecom solutions and Energya Cables, affiliated with ElSewedy, in order to supply and install 220kV land cables with its accessories to connect part of the North Cairo power plant to the Heliopolis substation in the direction of the former in north Cairo with a length of 6 km, according to the EETC Chairperson, Sabah Mashali.
Mashali added the total cost of implementation is EGP 295m, not-including VAT, to be funded by the Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) over seven months, adding that the second contract was signed with the Egyptian-Chinese Company for Ultra High Voltage Networks to supply and install 220 kV ground cables with their accessories for the second part of connecting the North Cairo power station to the Heliopolis substation, in the direction of the latter with a length of 6 kilometres.
The total value of the second contract reached EGP 294m, not-including VAT, to be funded by the ISDF over seven months.
Last March, the Ministry of Electricity signed a cooperation agreement between the ISDF and the governorates of Cairo and Qaliubiya in order to convert aerial lines into ground cables to reduce the risk at the High Dam areas at Al Salam department in Cairo and other 11 areas in eastern Shubra El Kheima district in Qaliubiya, at an estimated cost of EGP 750m.
This comes within the framework of the electricity and renewable energy sector plan to develop electricity transmission networks across the nation.