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ElSewedy Electric set to build two power plants

16 Jan 2015
ElSewedy Electric has been awarded a contract by Egypt’s minister of electricity to build two power stations. The new power stations will help ease Egypt’s short term energy crisis. 

The scope of the project includes the design, supply, build and installation of the plants that is worth $706 million. 

The first power plant will be built in Ataqa with a capacity of 650 MW from four gas turbines. The second plant will be built in Mahmoudya with capacity of 330 MW with 2 gas turbine units. 

The plants will be designed by Siemens and Ansaldo Energia, respectively. Both will use a simple cycle initially and be converted combined cycle later. 

Egypt is looking to renewable energy to help meet its power needs in the long term, most recently tendering for 4.3GW worth of wind and solar projects.