Siemens to build 4.4GW Beni Suef power plant

15 March 2015

German company will provide turbines and build Egyptian power generation plant

  • Siemens signs contract for 4.4GW Beni Suef power plant
  • Deal signed at Egypt Economic Development Conference
  • German firms will provide turbines and act as contractor

Germany’s Siemens has signed agreements to build the 4.4GW combined-cycle Beni Suef power plant in upper Egypt.

Siemens signed the agreement at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 14 March. The deal was signed in the presence of Egypt’s Electricity & Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker.

Siemens will provide turbines and will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Beni Suef plant. The generation facility willl be built in four modules, each consisting of two Siemens H-Class turbines, two heat-recovery system generators, one steam turbine and three generators.

Siemens also signed an agreement to work on a proposal for developing an additional 6.6GW of combined-cycle power generation facilities in the future.

The German company recently confirmed that it had been awarded the contract to provide four turbines with a combined capacity of 650MW for Egypt’s Al-Ataqa power plant.

MEED reported in January that Siemens was going to provide the turbines for the Al-Ataqa power plant in Suez, and that the local Elsewedy would install them.

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