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Egyptian utility upgrades to new grid management system

The Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) has selected Yokogawa Middle East & Africa to improve management and control of gas pipelines.

GASCO has commissioned Yokogawa’s Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) and a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition ( SCADA) system.

The SCADA will replace an existing system used by GASCO from two control centers to manage the flow of gas through a 7,000km network of gas pipeline and grid assets, including compressors.

Applications integrated within the EPMS software suite will be used by the state utility to manage functions such as delivery scheduling and gas storage.

The EPMS will integrate the management of data acquired from the SCADA system.

Yokogawa claims its EPMS will enable GASCO to manage delivery contracts and associated logistics in a timeous and efficient manner.

The delivery of the EPMS and SCADA systems will be completed by September 2019.

SCADA system rollout and funding

The news follows an announcement made by the Liberia Electricity Corporation  last year, of plans to install new SCADA and load dispatch systems.

The utility said it will use a credit secured from the World Bank to commission the new systems.

The SCADA system will help the Liberia Electricity Corporation to manage its 66kV energy transmission network.

The development is part of of the Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project Additional Funding, designed to expand and improve the country’s energy network.

At a global scale, the market for SCADA systems is expected to generate $40.18 billion in revenue by 2024.

Market Research Reports Search Engine predicts that the market in Africa will derive growth from the massive investments in automated control systems in the process industries, up-gradation and replacement of old infrastructure, and the augmenting demand for safer operations within the power and water and wastewater sectors. Read more…


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