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Ethiopia to start exporting transformers

9/8/2015

 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Power Engineering Industry (EPEI) operating under Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) has announced its plan to start exporting Ethiopian made power transformers to neighbouring countries.

EPEI inaugurated a $17 million transformer production line in the Tatek Industrial Zone of Burayu Town, Oromia State. The construction of the line took 20 months to complete and is expected to create 1,200 jobs, reports All Africa.

EPEI Director General said that the Corporation is receiving requests for transformer supply from neighbouring countries and will start the export after meeting the local transformer demand in a period of one year.

So far, EPEI has manufactured 12,000 transformers with different capacity and volume.

Source: All Africa