The hydro complex located at the Aswan dam is the largest in Africa and the third-largest in the world by water reservoir volume. It comprises three hydropower plants – built between 1960 and 1986 – with a generation capacity of more than 2600MW, providing 10% of Egypt’s power generation capacity

As part of the turnkey project, ABB will supply a new integrated plant automation solution including the latest Symphony Plus technology, instrumentation, transformer and generator protection systems, turbine governor systems and electro-hydraulic equipment at one of the plants. ABB will also upgrade selected control and excitation systems, automatic voltage regulators, turbine governor systems and electro-hydraulic equipment.

The electrical protection systems for the 132kV substation that connects the power generated at the plant to the transmission grid will also be upgraded. ABB is responsible for engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning.