Namibian NamPower to strengthen transmission network in Erongo

Namibia Power Corporation, NamPower, is investing in an ongoing multimillion dollar transmission project to boost its transmission infrastructure, and enable current and future electricity supply in the Erongo region.

The ongoing project entails the new 132/66/33 kV Sekelduin indoor substation located about 4 km from Swakopmund, on the backroad to Walvis Bay. The construction of the substation requires an investment of NAD65 million, while the design and construction of the two overhead power lines require an investment of NAD60 million. Also, the installation and commissioning of all high voltage equipment, power transformers, and protection as well as automation and control system equipment require an investment of NAD180 million. The Sekelduin substation is one of the vital investments of NamPower to boost the national grid to ensure an efficient, reliable and effective national transmission network. The substation will become the main transmission supply to the existing NamPower Swakopmund and Tamariskia substations, the NamWater South bulk water supply scheme feeding the new Husab uranium mine, and the Erongo Red 33 kV medium voltage reticulation. The substation is expected to complete by January 2023 and the two overhead lines are expected be operational by February 2024.