Hitachi Energy is delivering a comprehensive range of high voltage equipment to hydropower construction company, Sinohydro Corporation Limited, to enhance NamPower’s Kunene and Omatando substations in northern Namibia.

HV technology strengthens Namibian hydropower

Hitachi Energy is supplying HV equipment to strengthen NamPower’s transmission infrastructure in northern Namibia. 

In order to meet the country’s rising electricity demand, NamPower, the country’s bulk electricity supplier, is developing the two substations as part of the utility’s Transmission Master Plan, with the support of Sinohydro. The project will strengthen and expand Namibia’s transmission network and ensure reliable power supply throughout the country.

The development of the Kunene and Omatando substations will significantly increase electricity supply and reliability to Oshakati, Ongwediva, Ondangwa and surrounding areas. The construction of the two substations is key to strengthening the northern Namibia transmission backbone. For this project, Hitachi Energy is working with Sinohydro to supply a range of reliable high voltage (HV) products including circuit breakers, instrument transformers, surge arresters and disconnectors to NamPower.

"We are proud to be collaborating with Sinohydro and NamPower in this key infrastructure expansion project which will contribute towards addressing Namibia’s electricity supply challenges. As a leader in high voltage technology, our well-proven solutions enable our customers and partners to achieve uninterrupted power supply and enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of power networks," said Malvin Naicker, Managing Director for Hitachi Energy Southern Africa.

Kahenge Haulofu, Managing Director of NamPower said, "At NamPower, we strive to provide innovative electricity solutions in the South African Development Community (SADC) region. The Kunene and Omatando substation projects, which are in the implementation phase, form part of the NamPower Transmission Master Plan which is critical for improving energy reliability in the country. We are pleased to collaborate with Hitachi Energy on these projects which will help us achieve our goal of a more resilient power network in Namibia."

This cross-stakeholder collaboration represents a solid commitment to delivering solutions that advance national electrification in Namibia. Hitachi Energy is pleased to play its part in transforming the energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure.

For more information visit: https://www.hitachienergy.com

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