French firms in line for Delta control centre

22 March 2002

Financial offers have been opened for the two main packages in a French-financed project to build the West Delta regional control centre for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company. The only contractors post-qualified were Alcatel, for the telecommunications package, and Alstom T&D, for the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) package.

Alcatel is understood to have priced its package at Eur 17.1 million ($14.9 million) plus £E 16.8 million ($3.6 million). Alstom's quote - for the SCADA, substation adaption works and the control building - is Eur 9.2 million ($8 million) plus £E 37.1 million ($8 million). Alstom Egyptand the local Electro-Tharwatare also part of the consortium bidding for the SCADA package.

The foreign currency portion of the project is financed from French government protocols.

Electricite de Franceis working as consultant on the project.

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