Siemens Energy to power Alexandria’s Bashaer El Khair City
- Bashaer El Khair is part of a national project to set up urban modern cities to drive the country’s economic and social development
- Project set to supply power from national grid to feed new residential complex
In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s
power transmission network, Siemens Energy has been
selected by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
(EETC) to connect Bashaer El Khair City project in
Alexandria city with the country’s national grid. The new
grid project will help supply electrical power to more than
25,000 residential units, in over 250 apartment buildings
and service centers.
Egypt has been working to strengthen and increase the
reliability of the national grid to power the new cities and
drive the country’s economic and social development. The
Bashaer El Khair, residential complex, is part of a national
project to create new communities and provide quality
homes for people living in informal communities or
settlements in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
“Electrification of new cities is a big priority for Egypt and
across the region, a topic that will continue to be
emphasized to create more prosperous and greener cities,”
said Mahmoud Hanafy, Senior Vice President, Siemens
Energy Transmission Solutions in the Middle East.
“This project comes as part of our commitment to support
the government in strengthening the transmission capacity
of the Egyptian electricity network. The project will help
reinforce the grid and enhance power supplies to meet the
increasing demand for electricity from residential and
commercial consumers as a result of growing urbanization
As part of the project, Siemens Energy will be responsible
for the design, engineering, construction, installation and
commissioning of the 66/11-kilovolt station that will be
delivered on a turnkey basis. This includes gas-insulated
switchgear (GIS), power transformer’s installation and
commissioning, control systems as well as protection and
telecommunication equipment. The project will be fast
tracked and is expected to be operational in July 2021.
“An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential
part of Egypt’s vision to drive long-term economic growth.
We’re pleased to build on our long-lasting relationship with
the EETC and be part of this project that will upgrade the
lives of many in Alexandria,” said Emad Ghaly, Managing
Director of Siemens Energy in Egypt.
To date, approximately 50 per cent of the power
transmission network in Egypt is built using Siemens