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AFRY chosen as the preferred consultant for a large-scale system study project to foster a secure and sustainable energy transition in Egypt

Wed, 23/08/2023 - 12:00 CEST

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has selected AFRY to carry out a pivotal system study to support the fast-paced expansion of Egypt’s national transmission grid. The studies will address the challenges arising from the extensive integration of renewable energy sources, focusing on enhancing the reliability and stability of the grid.

Egypt’s Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy outlines an ambitious vision to substantially increase the renewable energy capacity within the next seven years, aiming for 42% of sustainable energy generation by 2035. While this strategy underscores Egypt's commitment to a greener future, it also highlights the need for comprehensive measures to ensure grid security and stability.

Following a competitive international bidding process, AFRY has been chosen as the trusted advisor for developing EETC's master plan for the future expansion of the transmission system.

AFRY's scope of work will primarily focus on two strategic areas: analysing the impact of new renewable generation and optimising the allocation of Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) devices across EETC’s transmission network to increase the dynamic reactive power resources and grid stability, ensuring reliable and secure electricity transmission.

AFRY experts will conduct a thorough analysis of the potential effects of integrating renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen-based, into Egypt’s transmission system. AFRY will identify potential challenges and advise on optimal solutions for a seamless and efficient integration process, thereby improving Egypt's renewable energy sources portfolio.

“This project encompasses a wide array of advanced technologies, including interconnections with Europe and Saudi Arabia, as well as the integration of cutting-edge renewable technologies like wind, solar, and hydrogen-based generation and storage. Given their proven track record, innovative approach, and range of expertise in the energy industry, we are confident as AFRY won through a fair competitive process and can be relied on for the successful implementation of this pivotal project for Egypt”, Sabah Mashaly, CEO & Managing Director of EETC.

"We are honoured to be the trusted partner for EETC in this momentous system study project. Our extensive experience and expertise in deploying advanced technologies, such as FACTS, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems and High Voltage AC systems, combined with our proficiency in renewable energy integration, perfectly align with Egypt's vision for an accelerated and sustainable energy transition”, said Mustafa Ibrahim, Head of System Studies, FACTS and HVDC at AFRY.

"At AFRY, we are dedicated to pioneering innovative solutions that unlock sustainable growth and development for communities and industries worldwide. We take pride in contributing to this ground-breaking project, which supports Egypt in its transition towards greener energy alternatives", says Tord Karlberg, Business Unit Manager Transmission and Distribution, Sweden.

To support the development of renewable energy generation and secure grid stability in Egypt, Swedfund, the Swedish Development Finance Institution, has provided financial support through a Grant Agreement. This collaboration represents a significant step towards accelerating Egypt's energy transition and achieving its sustainable development goals.

For further information, please contact:

Mustafa Ibrahim
Head of System Studies, FACTS and HVDC, Sweden

Tord Karlberg
Business Unit Manager Transmission and Distribution, Sweden

Virginia Ferrari
Communications Manager, Energy Division

Learn more about AFRY’s capabilities in T&D

AFRY has been providing services in the transmission and distribution industry for decades delivering innovative and sustainable solutions worldwide. Leveraging extensive international experience, AFRY's team of engineers provides comprehensive full-scope services encompassing preliminary studies and development, to project implementation and operation, ensuring a secure and robust electrical power network and guaranteeing a reliable power supply.

AFRY is ranked #7 in Transmission & Distribution among the Top International Design Firms in the ENR Global Sourcebook 2022, and its expertise includes transmission and distribution lines, cables, substations, as well as state-of-the-art technology solutions that are instrumental in enabling the integration of large amount of renewable energy into the grid, such as HVDC and FACTS. Read more on afry.com.

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