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Japanese duo scoop Egypt power plant contract

MHI and Toyota Tsusho to supply packages for South Helwan project.

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Egypt, MITSUBISHI, News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation have won an order to supply pressure steam turbines and generators for one of Egypt’s largest power plants.

The Japanese duo will provide three sets of 650 MW supercritical pressure units for Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company’s (UEEPC) South Helwan Supercritical Power Plant.

Commercial terms were not disclosed.

The packages will be brought on stream progressively at the plant on the Nile River south of Cairo from early 2018, MHI said in a statement.

MHI and Toyota Tsusho will handle the entire process from production, supply and installation to commissioning.

The plant, which can run on both natural gas and heavy oil, will help keep pace with energy demand in the country which is growing at around 7-8% per year.

UEEPC is one of five power generation companies operating under the umbrella of Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and widely covers Cairo and its surrounding area.

MHI and Toyota Tsusho have jointly handled several large-scale thermal power plant projects in Egypt since winning their first contract in 2002.

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