Efacec, a Portuguese firm has won a lucrative deal to construct three power substations in Rwanda very essential in distribution of electricity to remote parts of the country.
STEG International Services Company won this tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV substations.
Efacec today announced that it had been chosen by STEG the winning consortium of the international tender to implement the project of engineering, supply, supervision and commissioning of the three new substations on a turn-key basis.
“This contract is worth approximately 10.5 million euro and has an 18 months’ execution deadline,” the announcement reads.
The Portuguese firm said it was selected based on technical abilities and skills of Efacec’s High Tension Substations.
“Being chosen for this project attests, once again, Efacec’s skills. 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,” said Ângelo Ramalho, Efacec’s CEO.
Currently only 25% of Rwanda’s households have power. This project is part of the government ambition to bring electrical energy to 70% of Rwanda’s families, until 2018.
The substations are required to distribute power to the country’s rural areas, such as Mamba Sector, Gisagara District, Rwabusoro in Nyanza district and Rilima in Bugesera district.
This construction work will be fundamental to give flow to the 80MW produced in Mamba’s Biomass Power Station for the national electricity grid.
In 2010, a Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company International Services (STEG) signed a $68.6 million deal with Rwanda to connect 50,000 households on the national electric grid.
Efacec, a brand with almost 70 years has presence in over 65 countries. It deals in Power Products including Transformers, Switchgear, Service and Automation among others.