Efacec set to construct power substations in Rwanda

4236562722 86bc25f957 zThis contract is worth approximately US$11.8mn with an execution deadline of 18 months. (Image source: Todd Lappin/Flickr)Efacec Power Solutions (EPS), a Portugese firm, has won the deal to build three power substations in the rural areas of Rwanda, such as Mamba Sector, Gisagara district, Rwabusoro in Nyanza district and Rilima in Bugesera district

The company has been chosen by STEG International Services, from Tunisia, that has won the international tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV power stations.

Efacec announced that it had been chosen by STEG to implement the project of engineering, supply, supervision and commissioning of these new substations on a turn-key basis.

The Portugese firm attested that it was selected based on the high technical skills and Efacec’s abilities to build High Tension substations. Ângelo Ramalho, CEO of Efacec, said, “We are proud of this new act of trust bestowed to our company. We’ll continuously work in order to bring power to all the parts of the world.”

Presently, only 25 per cent of households in Rwanda have power. This project is a part of the government’s ambition to bring electricity to 70 per cent households in the country by 2018.

According to Ramalho, this mega project will add flow to the 80MW produced in Mamba’s Biomass Power Station for the national electricity grid.

With a brand history of almost 70 years and present in more than 65 countries, Efacec produces world class power transmission and distribution products such as adapters, service, high and medium voltage switchgear and automation gear for the energy, environmental, industry and railway sectors and develops solution for electrical mobility, namely an energy charging system.

Efacec-STEG partnership in Rwanda is a continuation of an ongoing project in Tunisia that Efacec work for STEG, on the execution of a substation contract.

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