Siemens bags Egypt turbine contract
German firm to supply Elsewedy with four units totalling 650MW for plant near Suez City.
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply four E-Class turbines to Egypt’s Attaka Power Plant near Suez City, under a supply contract with ELSEWEDY Power System Projects (PSP).
The turbines from Siemens will add more than 650 megawatts (MW) of power generation to Egypt’s national electricity grid.
The contract forms part of the initial phase of the Egyptian Third Fast-Track Electricity Plan. The plan aims to meet the country’s rapidly increasing demand for power by adding new generating capacity to existing power facilities throughout Egypt.
“We are proud to support the country in its mission to develop a reliable and sustainable power supply,” said Karim Amin, Senior Vice President, Power Generation, Siemens Middle East.
“Siemens has been trusted to deliver infrastructure to Egypt for more than 113 years, and I’m pleased to say that this latest project is in progress, on time and being executed according to the fast-track schedule. We look forward to continuing our active role in helping to shape the country’s future.”
Siemens has maintained a continuous presence in Egypt since 1901 and has been a key technology provider to some of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects in the energy, industry, healthcare and mobility sectors.
The company also recently signed a contract with the East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC) for the supply, installation and commissioning of major electrical components at the Suez Thermal Power Plant in Egypt.
The project is part of a national plan to enhance Egypt’s power supply and will be commissioned in June 2016.