South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is the low bidder to install a boiler at Egypt’s planned Ain Sokhna steam power plant.

Italy’s Ansaldo and Japan’s Hitachi also bid for the contract.

The client on the 1,300MW project is the East Delta Electricity Production Company. The plant will be the first in the country to use supercritical technology, which increases overall efficiency allowing a faster response to fluctuating demand. The technology also reduces emissions.

The South Korean contractor opened a branch in Cairo in late October.

Doosan’s new Cairo office will also take over its Libyan operations after it closed its Tripoli branch. The company will keep a project office open in the Libyan capital to oversee work on the 1,400MW Al-Khaleej steam power plant project.