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Project supervision for Ethiopia- Kenya HVDC interconnector

Project supervision and management for Ethiopia- Kenya 500 kV HVDC power system interconnector project

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRAKO) appointed CESI as technical consultant for the Power System Interconnector project between Ethiopia and Kenya.

The project is part of the integration of electricity markets in the East African Power Pool through the interconnection of two countries’ power systems, increasing supply and reducing the cost of electricity in Kenya, while providing revenues to Ethiopia through the export of electricity.

CESI was tasked with providing Owner’s Engineer Services for the HVDC infrastructure, supporting the clients in the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of roughly 1,000km of ±500kV HVDC bipolar overhead transmission lines with optical ground wire (OPGW).

CESI consulting services include:

  • Review of bidding technical specifications
  • Evaluation of bidder technical offers
  • Design review of converter stations (CSS), OHTLs and AC substations
  • Quality assurance (QA) for main equipment
  • Technical assistance and supervision during erection and commissioning.
Area Manager
Ethiopia, Kenya
Construction supervision & commissioning
Design Review
Technical specification & Procurement Assistance
Industries Expertise
HVDC Infrastructures
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