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Orascom completes phase 1 of West Damietta plant

Egyptian firm adds 250MW to power plant two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Orascom Construction has added 250 MW to Egypt’s national power grid at West Damietta power plant two weeks ahead of schedule.

Early completion of Phase I ensures that the additional power capacity is available for peak demand during Ramadan, the construction company said in a statement to the NASDAQ Dubai.

Orascom is part of a consortium building Assiut and West Damietta power plants on a fast-track basis.

Once complete, Assiut and West Damietta power plants will have a power generation capacity of 1,000 MW and 500 MW, respectively.

Orascom Construction has now added a total of 925 MW to Egypt’s national power grid during May and June 2015 at Assiut, West Damietta and 6th of October City Phase II power plants.

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