Portuguese Company Contracted on Rural Electrification Project in Rwanda

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The winning consortium of Rwanda’s international tender for electrification, STEG International Services from Tunisia has chosen Portuguese power solutions company Efacec to implement the project of engineering, supply, supervision and commissioning of three substations on a turn-key basis in Rwanda.

The new 200kV substations will enable power distribution in rural Rwanda such as Rwabusoro, Mamba e Rilima.

Efacec Power Solutions (EPS) produces prower transmission and distribution products including adapters, services, high and medium voltage switchgear and automation gear for the Energy, Environmental, Industry and Railway sectors.

The company which also develops an energy charging system for Electrical Mobility has strong international presence in strategic markets including Southern Africa.

EPS was chosen for the technical abilities and skills of its High Tension Substations.

“Being chosen for this project attests, once again, Efacec’s skills. We’ll continuously work in order to bring power to all the parts of the world,” said Efacec CEO Ângelo Ramalho.

With only 25 per cent of Rwanda’s households with access to power, this project is part of the government’s ambition to bring electricity to 70 per cent of the population by 2018.

Its implementation will give flow to the 80 MW produced in Mamba’s Biomass Power Station for the national electricity grid.

The contract approximately worth 10.5 million Euros has an 18 months execution deadline.


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