German equipment manufacturer Siemens has commissioned the 500/220 kV Samanoud and Aboul Matameer substations in the Delta region of Egypt. The substations will transmit electricity from the 4,800 MW Burullus combined cycle power station to the country’s national grid. The project was executed in consortium with Egyptian Elsewedy Electric. Siemens was responsible for the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation and commissioning of the substations on a turnkey basis. The substations are equipped with gas-insulated switchgear, power transformers, control and protection systems, and telecommunication equipment. The substations are aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid as well as enabling power delivery to Egyptian homes and industries located in the Delta, Alexandria and Kafr El Sheikh areas. Earlier, Siemens had constructed six substations in El Minia, El Beheira, Qalubia, Assiut and Kafr El Zayat cities for transmitting power from the Beni Suef and Burullus power plants. The first two substations were energised within 10 months of signing the contract.