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New control centres will optimize power supply in Cairo

11-02-2018 08:42 PM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: Lahmeyer International GmbH

Two new distribution network control centres will be implemented by the end of 2019 to contribute to an efficient and reliable power supply in the metropolitan area of Cairo. On October 4th, Lahmeyer International signed a contract for providing the corresponding consulting services to the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC).

The Egyptian state television, ERTU, broadcasted the official contract awarding ceremony and showed the handshake between Eng. Gaber Desouky Moustafa, Chairman of EEHC (in the picture on the right-hand side) and Dr Ralf Bucher, Head of Power Transmission and Distribution at Lahmeyer International. The contract signing was witnessed by H.E. Dr Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, seen in the centre of the photograph.

The contract is part of the comprehensive modernisation programme for the energy infrastructure planned by the Egyptian Ministry for Energy. No less than fourteen load dispatch centres are to be modernised or newly built in two phases in the country. The cities of Cairo and Alexandria will be undertaken initially, with other regions of the country to follow.

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Tractebel

With about 4,500 staff around the world, Tractebel is one of the leading specialized engineering companies worldwide. The company is located in Brussels. It develops and implements engineering and consultancy solutions as well as innovations for energy, water and urban infrastructure for the public and the private sector. With more than 150 years of experience and a global presence, Tractebel offers its clients added value throughout the complete project cycle. Tractebel is a company of the French multinational electric utility company ENGIE with headquarters in Paris (France).

Lahmeyer
Since December 2014, Lahmeyer belongs to Tractebel, and thus is part of the ENGIE Group. As an international company of consulting engineers, Lahmeyer offers a wide range of planning and consultancy services. The main fields of activity are complex infrastructure projects in the Energy, Hydropower and Water Resources Sectors as well as in Building and Transportation. With origins dating back to 1890, the company has grown into one of the leading international companies with project experience in 165 countries.

Tractebel with head office in Brussels (Belgium) and its subsidiary company Lahmeyer with head office in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt (Germany) cooperate on many international projects and keep growing closer as one company.

Lahmeyer International GmbH

Sabine Wulf
Head of Marketing Communications & CSR
Friedberger Straße 173
D-61118 Bad Vilbel

Phone: + 49 (61 01) 55 - 0
Fax: +49 6101 55-2222
info@de.lahmeyer.com

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