A joint venture of the local Hassan Allam Construction and Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has been awarded two construction contracts totalling E£3.2bn ($177m) by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC).

A E£1.5bn contract is for enabling and civils works for the West Cairo power plant, and a E£1.7bn contract is with the local Orascom Construction for enabling and civils works at the Walideya power plant.

The work on both projects includes the construction of roads, general infrastructure, and utilities; building boilers and chimneys; installing electric transformers and controllers, and other general building work.

The operation of the West Cairo plant is planned to begin in December 2019, while Walideya is planned to start operating in January 2020.

Orascom was awarded a $100m contract to build a 650MW steam turbine for the Walideya power plant in early July.