The Egyptian government has chosen Siemens Energy to electrify line 3 of the Cairo metro. The works include the implementation of the SIMATIC substation, the connection to the Cairo regional control center … Completed, line 3 will bring the metro capacity to 3.5 million passengers per day.

Siemens Energy said in a recent press release that it had reached an agreement with the Egyptian government for the electrification of the extension of line 3 of the Cairo metro. Pursuant to the agreement, Siemens Energy will provide the complete electrification package, including a suite of complete technologies which is supported under the operating system of the Siemens SIMATIC substation.

The scope of supply also includes automation, protection and telecommunications equipment to connect the control center on line 3 to the Cairo regional control center.

The electrification package also includes the installation of the company’s digital power transformers (Siemens Sensformer), which will allow operators to access a cloud-based platform application.

It should be noted that ultimately line 3 – valued at $ 6.1 billion – will cross the Egyptian capital from east to west from the airport to the western districts of the Nile. Once completed, it will have 34 stations spread over a distance of approximately 43.5 km. Line 3 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, bringing the total capacity of the Cairo metro (lines 1 and 2 included) to 3.5 million passengers per day.


Source: Agence Ecofin