The Cairo North and Nuberiya plants will both consist of two 750-MW modules, comprising two 250-MW gas turbine generators, a heat recovery steam generator and a 250-MW steam turbine. Egyptian Electricity Holding Company has secured finance for the first two modules at Cairo North and for the first module at Nuberiya.

A Japanese team of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Tomen Corporation won the $102 million contract for the gas turbines on Cairo North 1. The only other bidder was GE Power Systems of the US. MHI/Tomen, GE and Germany’s Siemens are preparing to bid for the Nuberiya gas turbine package, including options for the plant’s second phase. A similar line-up – with the possible addition of France’s Alstom – is expected to bid for Cairo North 2.

The consultant on all of the schemes is the local/US Power Generation Engineering & Services Company (PGESCo).