Portuguese firm Efacec was chosen by STEG International Services for work on the construction of three 200kV substations in Rwanda. A consortium led by STEG, out of Tunisia, won the tender issued by the Rwandan government for the substations.
Efacec will provide engineering, supply, supervision and commissioning of the three new substations on a turn-key basis. This contract is worth approximately €10.5 million and has an 18 months’ execution deadline.
The substations are a key part of Rwanda’s 80 MW produced by Mamba’s Biomass Power Station for the national electricity grid. 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, by 2018.
The partnership established with STEG results from an ongoing project that Efacec has in Tunisia for STEG: the execution of a substations contract.