The High Dam Electrical and Industrial Projects Company (HIDELECO) and the Ministry of Military Production are to cooperate on manufacturing electricity transmission equipment, according to HIDELECO Chairperson Kamal Kuraytem.
Kuraytem said that equipment production will take place at Factory to establish and operate the energy transmission line between Owaynat and Gabal Al Kamel. The project is set to cost a total of EGP 100m to serve the national project to reclaim and grow 1.5m feddans.
He added that several new tenders have been awarded requiring cooperation with national bodies that have the capabilities, including a tender for lighting in Cairo at a cost of EGYP 27m. At the forefront of this cooperation is the Ministry of Military Production.
Kuraytem explained that the Benban – Toshka giant line is being implemented with a voltage of 500 kV, while 80% of the 220 kV Qena – Nag Hammadi line has been completed.
The new 500 kV Hawamdia transformer station has been established, and 70% of the Tama – Gerga power line has been completed in Sohag Governorate. Work is still ongoing on the Esna – Sebaiya line in Qena Governorate, and the Nubaria – Beheira line has been completed.
Kuraytem said HIDELECO has contracted to purchase the latest wire-tightening machines from Germany at a cost of EGP 17m. It is anticipated that this equipment will accelerate the completion of new projects and shorten the time period required for their implementation.
Work is currently underway to implement medium and low voltage lines to meet the requirements of development and investment projects in Owaynat and Toshka.
Kuraytem stressed that work is also underway to renew and modernise electricity transmission lines starting from the Hawamdiya region and an extension to the south valley governorate.
The project will cost a total of EGP 120m, and falls under the state implementation programme to renew all components of the national network in Upper Egypt in the coming years. The giant project to renew the high and super voltage lines in Upper Egypt is also anticipated to begin implementation.