Thursday, October 29, 2015

Standard Bank opens Ethiopian representative office

(Oct 29, 2015, (Power Engineering International))--Siemens is constructing a $450m high-voltage direct current transmission link between Ethiopia and Kenya. The Ethiopia-Kenya Power Systems Interconnection Project will be roughly 1000 kilometers long and will transmit hydroelectricity.

Siemens said it will also “improve the exchange of energy between the two countries and optimize the use of distributed energy sources in this region”.

Siemens is building the link in a consortium with construction company Isolux Corsan and the order was plaSiemens to build $450m Ethiopia-Kenya transmission linkced by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Co (KETRACO).

The project is being financed by the World Bank and the African Development Bank and is scheduled to go into operation by the end of 2018. Jan Mrosik, chief executive of Siemens’ Energy Management Division, said that the link “is one of the largest infrastructure measures in East Africa” Read more from Power Engineering International »

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