ABB to provide GIS for Toshka 2 substation

Mar 27, 2020
Posted by Patrick Haddad

ABB has been commissioned to provide six bays of 500 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for the Toshka 2 substation in Egypt.

El Sewedy Electric T&D contracted ABB to deliver high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors to ensure reliable power supply as part of the strategic expansion of the Toshka 2 substation.

This expansion, in the second phase of the 300-megawatt (MW) electric interconnection project between Egypt and Sudan, is an important step to transform Egypt into a regional hub for electricity exchange with African and European countries.

The Toshka 2 substation will feature six bays of 500-kilovolt (kV) GIS from ABB Power Grids, making it the first such installation that will be commissioned in Egypt.

“ABB Power Grids is working with El Sewedy Electric T&D for many years and, once again, we proved our expertise in designing a complex technological solution in a very short time,” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Director, Egypt & North Africa, ABB Power Grids. “This project is a key milestone in our strategy to expand its positioning across the whole continent.”

“We are committed to working with global leaders who enable us to deliver premium quality and reliable energy to the Egyptian grid. ABB Power Grids responded quickly and demonstrated exceptional expertise during the engineering process and fully met our expectations for collaboration with an international technology leader,” said Medhat Maher, CEO at El Sewedy Electric T&D.

ABB Power Grids will also supply 500 kV shunt reactors, an essential component in bringing reliable electricity to the population and ensuring that voltage levels are within safe limits to avoid possible blackouts.

Source: ABB

Photo (for illustrative purposes): GiS / ABB / ABB Press / With Permission


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