The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company plans to build three new power plants in the Sinai, Red Sea and Qena governorates.

Together, the projects will add 3,250MW of new power generating capacity at a cost of £E20bn ($3.7bn).

The schemes include the construction of a 750MW combined cycle power plant at Nuweiba in the east of the Sinai peninsula and a 1,300MW steam power plant at Ain Sokhna in the northeast.

The plan includes construction of a 650MW plant at Safaga in the east, and adding 650MW of capacity at the Suez steam power plant.

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company’s capacity expansion programme envisages adding an average of 3,000MW of capacity a year between 2013 and 2027.