International companies lining up to bid for Cairo North 2 are understood to include the Japanese team of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)and Tomen Corporation, GE Power Systemsof the US and Germany’s Siemens. The three groups submitted bids in late November to supply gas turbines for the Nuberiya plant (MEED 29:11:02).

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 Companyhas secured financing for the first two modules at Cairo North and for the first module at Nuberiya. The company is now looking to secure financing for a third project, to build two additional 750-MW plants at Talkha and Kureimat, as part of an emergency power station construction programme (MEED 20:12:02).