Egyptian German Electrical Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) collaborates with ABB to develop the electrical distribution network.
As EGEMAC, Egypt’s largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of medium-voltage equipment, sought to improve network performance and reduce energy waste, they requested ABB to supply several thousand medium-voltage air insulated indoor switch-disconnectors type NAL/NALF. This is a single-biggest order to an OEM, where ABB’s innovative technologies will support EGEMAC’s delivery of solutions to almost 50 million users of electricity.
Egypt’s electrical sector is one of their main pillars of economic and social development, grounded in improving and maximizing the integrity and performance of electricity grids and infrastructure with high-quality products and services.
“ABB’s outstanding product quality, capable of improving network performance and reducing energy waste, has made their indoor switch portfolio the preferred choice of EGEMAC, which will definitely be an asset in supporting performance and quality required in the execution of electrification projects throughout the Republic,” said Mohamed Aly Abd El Hady, managing director of EGEMAC. “This outstanding switch leads the market and enables us to better serve our end users.”
“The mutual cooperation between ABB and EGEMAC started a long time ago supporting the power & electricity sector in numerous important projects fulfilling the current and future needs of this vital sector in Egypt,” added Medhat Ramadan, EGEMAC Chairman and Managing Director.
“Our cooperation with OEMs is built on their trust in our high-quality products,” said Matteo Caiti, Global Product Group Manager Control and Protection Products for ABB. “These components have become the heart of many medium-voltage installations in distribution networks.”
EGEMAC’s history with ABB is based on ABB’s highly-reputed product in the Egyptian market, competitive delivery time, technical support and local presence that enables smoother transactions. The NAL/F will be installed in the 12 kV and 24 kV networks of major utilities in Egypt. This is in addition to many other projects in Damietta, New Ismailia City, New Menya City, and Badr City.
Switch-disconnectors are used to carry and break currents and to cut off power in electrical equipment during repairs, maintenance and emergency shutdowns. The NAL air-insulated switch-disconnector, perfectly designed for switching operations in medium-voltage electrical networks and for the protection of distribution transformers in combination with ABB current limiting fuses type CEF, leads the global market with over 600,000 installed worldwide and a demonstrated performance for over a decade. Learn more by visiting http://new.abb.com/medium-voltage/apparatus.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com