Cairo – Mubasher: Siemens AG has signed a deal with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply the country with the first digital power transformer, Siemens’ Sensformer.
Sensformer, the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer, is expected to raise energy reliability and efficiency for the Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations for the delta area, the German industrial conglomerate said in a statement on Monday.
“Digitalisation of key elements in power grid infrastructure, such as transformers, can certainly help optimise energy distribution and reduce electricity losses,” Sabah Meshaly, chairman of state-run EETC, commented on the agreement.
Under the deal, Siemens will supply Egypt with 14 Sensformers, including engineering, design, fabrication, supervision of the erection of power transformers, site management, testing along with the commissioning services on a turnkey basis, the statement said.
The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2020, it added.
“The power industry is currently undergoing significant change with the evolution of energy networks into a decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised systems. Our intelligent transformers pave the way for the Internet of Energy,” Rafiq Hussain, senior vice president of Siemens Transmission Products in the Middle East, said.
The company noted that its Sensformer is equipped with an internet of things (IoT) gateway to provide direct real-time measurements of oil level, top oil temperature, low voltage winding as well as GPS location.