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Egypt’s largest power transmission project completes

Updated: 2019-01-16


The largest power transmission project in Egypt [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

The largest power transmission project in Egypt, the EETC 500 kV transmission line, has achieved successful transmission of electricity on its two lines as scheduled: the Borolus to Samanoud and Samanoud to Banha.

Built by PowerChina Hubei Engineering Co Ltd, a subsidiary of PowerChina, a state-owned company that specializes in energy and power construction engineering, the two lines are designed as double-circuit power lines using the same towers over 174 kilometers, one-third of the company's total lines in Egypt.      

Located in the northern delta of Egypt, the two lines were difficult to construct as they span complicated topography and geomorphology such as farmlands, gardens, rivers, expressways, roads, railways and existing high-voltage lines.   

The EETC 500 kV transmission line is the first cooperative project on power production between China and Egypt and the largest power transmission line in the country with the highest voltage level.

The successful power transmission of the two lines will further optimize the electricity structure of Egypt's Nile Delta region, improve the safe operation of the power grid, boost the development of the local economy and make good use of the power energy resources in the region.

(Executive editor: Li Shuling)

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