Gas- and Oil-Fired Steam-electric Plants in Egypt
Abu Qir
Location: Al Iskandariyah
Operator: West Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW, 1 X 330 MW
Operation: 1983-1991
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: BBC, Alstom
EPC: Sogea. Osman Ahmed Osman
Quick facts: At completion, Units 1-4 were the largest generating units in Egypt.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 8 Oct 2004

Abu Sultan
Location: Al Ismaliyah
Operator: East Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW
Operation: 1983-1986
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Parsons Energy & Chemical Group, Sadelmi, Osman Ahmed Osman
Quick facts: This project has a 40ac site south of Imsalia. In Jul 1983, USAID decided to supply $100mn to build Unit-4, having already funded Units 1&2. UNit-3 was funded by the World Bank. At completion, it was the a largest thermal plant in Egypt.

Photograph courtesy of East Delta Electricity Production Co
Re-posted 16 Aug 2014

Ain Sokhna
Location: As Suways
Operator: East Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 650 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas, HFO
Boiler supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: HItachi
EPC: Sumitomo, PGESCo, Orascom
Quick facts: In Oct 2008, EEHC tendered for two 650-MW supercritical, units for the Ain Sokhna project. In Sep 2009, a consortium of Hitachi and Sumitomo Corp won a ¥30bn order for two T/G sets for Ain Sokhna, the first such machines in Egypt. In Feb 2010, Doosan was awarded a $330mn contract for the boiler. In Feb 2009, the World Bank agreed a $600mn loan for Ain Sokhna and, in Mar 2009, EEHC signed a $413mn, long-term foreign currency financing agreement with AfDB representing about 20% of the required investment. A new 500/220kV switchyard was built as part of the project.

Photograph courtesy of East Delta Electricity Production Co
Re-posted 16 Aug 2014

Al-Arish
Location: Sinai
Operator: East Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 33 MW
Operation: 1995-1996
Fuel: HFO
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Nuova Cimimontubi, STI, Daelim
Quick facts: In 1982, the Al-Arish project was initiated and studies were carried out for some years to develop this PS to replace diesel power plants in Northern Sinai. In 1989, the African Development Bank supplied a $53.53mn loan to build the project. The project started construction in Nov 1992 and came in about 1.5yrs late and some 25% over the initial budget at $88.38mn.

Photograph courtesy of e3lam.boardlog.com
Posted 16 Aug 2014

Ataka (Suez)
Location: As Suways
Operator: East Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW, 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1985-1989
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Biro, Stein
T/G supplier: Siemens, Fuji
EPC: Siemens, Sadelmi, Electrowatt

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 11 Sep 2004

Ayoun Moussa
Location: As Suways
Operator: East Delta Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 320 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: BWC
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Bechtel

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 29 May 2001

Cairo West-I
Location: Cairo
Operator: Cairo Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 4 X 87.5 MW
Operation: 1965 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Westinghouse

Photograph courtesy of K&M Engineering
Posted 19 Jan 2003

Cairo West-II
Location: Cairo
Operator: Cairo Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW, 2 X 350 MW
Operation: 1995-2011
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B-H
T/G supplier: Siemens, MHI, Melco
EPC: Lahmeyer, Electric Power Systems Engineering Co, Sadelmi, PGESCo, Archirodon
Quick facts: This PS is on the Kornish Al Nile, in Suqayl, Giza. In Jul 2007, MHI and Toyota Tsusho were jointly-awarded the contract for a pair of 350-MW steam T/G sets to extend the Cairo West plant. The existing 500kV switchyard at the site was also extended. Construction on Units 7&8 started in Dec 2007 and the units commissieond in Sep 2011, about a year past the original schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Cairo Electricity Production Co
Re-posted 2 Aug 2014

El-Kureimat
Location: Al Minya
Operator: Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 650 MW
Operation: 1998-1999
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: BWC
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Raytheon, Daelim, K&M Engineering

Photograph courtesy of K&M Engineering
Posted 19 Jan 2003

Port Said East
Location: Bur Said
Operator: Egyptian Operating Company SAE
Configuration: 2 X 364 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, HFO
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: EDF, Effiage, Sogreah, Spie, Techint
Quick facts: In Apr 2001, EDF closed financing for its $666mn investment in the Port Said East and Suez Gulf IPP plants, 25% from internal sources with the balance through loans. Financial institutions involved included the IFC, Barclays Bank, Credit Lyonnais, and Societe Generale. Port Said East went commercial in Jul 2003, three months ahead of the contract date. The plants are essentially identical. In Nov 2005, Tanjong shareholders approved the acquisition of the entire power generation assets of EDF International SA in Egypt for a total purchase consideration of $307mn. The transaction was completed in Mar 2006 via Tanjong subsidiary Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd (TEH) and its subsidiary Kuasa Nusajaya Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd
Posted 6 Sep 2014

Sidi Krir 1&2
Location: Al Iskandariyah
Operator: Egyptian Electricity Holding Co
Configuration: 2 X 320 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: BWC
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: PGESCo

Photograph courtesy of PGESCo
Posted 18 Mar 2004

Sidi Krir 3&4
Location: Al Iskandariyah
Operator: Sidi Krir Management Services Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 340 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: BWC
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Bechtel, Arabian International Construction
Quick facts: Sold by original developer InterGen to Tanjong plc in Dec 2006.

Photograph courtesy of PGESCo
Posted 18 Mar 2004

Shoubrah El-Kheima
Location: Cairo
Operator: Cairo Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 4 X 315 MW
Operation: 1984-1988
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Westinghouse
EPC: Bechtel, Dragados
Quick facts: This PS is on the Nile at the site of an old EEA power station in Shoubrah el-Kheima, north of Cairo. The first Wolrd Bank appraisal report was in Jun 1979. A new Hitachi DCS system was installed in 2005 in consortium with Lahmeyer.

Photograph courtesy of Cairo Electricity Production Co
Posted 2 Aug 2014

Suez Gulf
Location: Bur Said
Operator: Egyptian Operating Company SAE
Configuration: 2 X 364 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, HFO
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: EDF, Effiage, Sogreah, Spie, Techint
Quick facts: In Feb 2003, the Suez Gulf plant went commercial almost two months ahead of schedule

Photograph courtesy of Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd
Posted 6 Sep 2014

El-Tebbin
Location: Helwan
Operator: Cairo EPC
Configuration: 2 X 350 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: PGESCo, Orascom, INITEC
Quick facts: In Jul 2006, the Egyptian government announced that it would spend $470mn to build two 350-MW steam units at the El Tebbin site in southern Cairo. At the same time, the World Bank announced that it would help finance the project with a $260mn loan. El-Tebbin originally housed three 15-MW steam-electric units commissioned from 1958-1960 along with two 23-MW gas turbines added in 1979, all now retired and demolished.

Photograph courtesy of Cairo Electricity Production Co
Re-posted 2 Aug 2014

   
  Walidia
Location: Asyut
Operator: Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co
Configuration: 2 X 312 MW
Operation: 1992-1997
Fuel: fuel oil
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Commonwealth Engineers Co Ltd, MHI
Quick facts: This TPP was built at a sie 3km north of Asyut Reservoir on the West Bank of the Nile. Unit-1 completed on 3 Dec 192 and Unit-2 on 21 Feb 1997.

Photograph courtesy of Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co
Posted 2 Apr 2017

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Apr-2017

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