Cairo North 2 gas turbines out to bid

16 November 2002

International companies have been invited to bid by 22 December for the contract to supply gas turbines for the second phase of the Cairo North combined cycle project. The closing date for the gas turbine package on the Nuberiya power station project has been put back two weeks to 23 November (MEED 18:10:02; 27:9:02).

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).

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