Last April 10th, Efacec and CTCE – China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group Co, Limited – signed a contract for the supply and installation of equipment and services for a new SCADA operation dispatch for the Angolan DSO ENDE (Empresa Nacional de Distribuição de Eletricidade) at the central region of Angola in Benguela.

This new distribution dispatch of the central region, aims to endow ENDE’s grid operation with the necessary conditions and instruments for a modern and efficient distribution grid management at the central, south and east regions of the country. The SCADA system, based on Efacec ScateX + platform, is used to achieve this.

This new system to be supplied constitutes a complete communicating and integrated solution with existing ENDE SCADA system using ICCP protocol (also supplied by Efacec) in Luanda. This way, it will be established a national, redundant, and robust system capable to answer the current growing requirements of the electric power distribution system in Angola.

In addition to the ScateX+ supply, the project includes the control centre remodelling at Catumbela substation, located in Benguela, in order to become an up-to-date control centre, equipped with modern meeting rooms and video conference.

The present contract is integrated within the scope of a wider project that aims to improve the electricity and household connections in Benguela province (“Projeto de Eletrificação e Ligações Domiciliares na Província de Benguela”) that the Chinese company CTCE has signed with ENDE.