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Automation|Design|Gas|Installation|Power|PROJECT|Schneider Electric|Switchgear|Systems|Technology|Equipment

Sekelduin substation project, Namibia

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15th December 2023

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor


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Name of the Project
Sekelduin substation project.

Swakopmund, Namibia.

Project Owner/s
Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower).

Project Description
The contract involves the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of specialised switchgear and substation protection, as well as automation systems for a new indoor 132/66/33kV substation.

The project includes hybrid equipment in which air-insulated switchgear (AIS) and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) are combined into single switchgear units that are much more compact than equivalent units normally used in open-air substation yards. This high-voltage switchgear is well proven and widely used worldwide in similar applications. Eleven switchgear units, comprising six 132 kV units and five 66 kV units will be supplied to the project.

The 33 kV switchgear for the new indoor substation will comprise a four-panel switchboard of type GHA single busbar
GIS switchgear from Schneider Electric, ACTOM MV Switchgear’s international technology partner.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
The contract is valued at $100-million.

Planned Start/End Date
The substation will be completed in early-2025.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
GE Grid (switchgear units); and Schneider Electric (GHA single busbar GIS switchgear).

Contact Details for Project Information
NamPower, tel +264 61 205 4111 or email

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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