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Siemens Energy wins Sudan grid stations contract

April 1, 2021

Siemens Energy said it has been awarded a joint contract by Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the Sudanese Electricity Transmission Company for building grid stabilisation stations in Sudan to ensure a reliable flow of power from Egypt to Sudan.

This contract will be the first grid stabilization of scale to be carried out in Sudan and will utilise

Siemens Energy’s Static Synchronous Compensator (Statcom) technology, said the Siemens Energy in a statement.

Statcom regulates the transmission variations automatically according to the grid conditions. The solution will strengthen and stabilize the power grid by providing reactive power compensation and dynamic voltage support.

One of the two stations will be built in the capital of the state of Northern Sudan, Dongola. The second station will be built in the town of Merowe, about 330 km north of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, where the Merowe High Dam is located. The Merowe High Dam is one of the largest hydropower projects in Africa.

The project will help improve supply and enhance reliability of power across Sudan, said the statement. Today, only around 60 percent of the population in Sudan has access to electricity, it added.

'This project will support growth, jobs and economic transformation,” said Mahmoud Hanafy, Vice

President, Siemens Energy Transmission Solutions in the Middle East.

“We are proud to contribute to this strategic project which is critical to accelerate energy transition and foster power trade in both countries. The project is also aligned with Siemens Energy’s commitment to accelerate energy access and security in a sustainable and economically sensible way,” he added.

Emad Ghaly, Siemens Energy Egypt’s Managing Director, said: “This project will help Egypt export reliable power to its neighbour, bringing it closer towards its goal of becoming a regional power hub. We are proud to be part of this endeavor and to help Egypt achieve its goals in the region.'

Work began on the project this month and it is due to be completed within two years, he added.

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