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Cairo hires Toyota Tsusho to upgrade blackout-prone power grid

$96m project will replace old equipment with Hitachi ABB smart meters

Last year, Toyota Tsusho started commercial operation of a wind power plant on Egypt's Red Sea coast. (Photo courtesy of Toyota Tsusho)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Japanese trading house Toyota Tsusho has taken an order to upgrade electric power infrastructure in Cairo, in a project worth roughly 10 billion yen ($96 million).

The project announced this week is the first to involve a Japanese company in upgrading Egypt's power distribution, according to Toyota Tsusho, which will partner with local manufacturer Elsewedy Electric.

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