Alstom wins $17m Egypt power equipment order
Cairo, October 14, 2010
Alstom Grid has won a €12 million ($16.9 million) contract from Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the supply and delivery of an Energy Management System (EMS).
The project, for replacing the existing National Control Centre in Giza and its back up in Abassia, also aims to replace and expand EETC’s telecommunications network, connecting to existing systems throughout the country with full digital technologies.
EETC will benefit from Alstom Grid’s world-leading e-terra suite of EMS software applications to secure greater and efficient grid reliability, stability, security and management of interconnections with neighbouring countries, Libya and Syria through Jordan at optimised cost.
The solution also includes a market management system (MMS) that can provide EETC with real time information on tariffs to both producers and consumers. This will allow the opening of the Egyptian Electricity Market, a regional first, when EETC decides to launch the application.
Egypt is the second African country to decentralise its electricity market (the first was South Africa). It has become a high technology energy player and a model for further decentralisation projects in Africa and the Middle East.
“As a global leader in Smart Grid-ready management solutions, and strategic technologies like power electronics, automation and control room IT, Alstom Grid focuses on intelligent solutions that respond to the fast evolving challenges of energy efficiency, network reliability and stability, and the integration of renewable energy into the grid,” stated Jean-Michel Cornille, SVP for Automation at Alstom Grid.-TradeArabia News Service