The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has partnered with a Chinese consortium to build a substation in Madinaty II, east Cairo, at costs estimated at EGP 303 mn, Invest-Gate reports.

Under the contract, signed between Shanghai Sieyuan Electric, Eastern Green Power, TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group, and Sieyuan Electric Egypt, the project will be implemented over a 12-month period from the signing date, according to a Cabinet statement on June 14.

The 220/66/22-kilovolt transformer will operate under the Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and will be funded by the EETC and Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development, the statement added.

The deal comes as part of the state’s efforts to upgrade the electricity transmission networks across the various governorates in Egypt, attempting to raise and grow contribution to the electrical quality of the country’s energy supply.