Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants, wind farm
by The Associated Press
Three combined-cycle plants, which generate low waste by using both gas and steam turbines, and a wind farm on the Red Sea are ready to help meet the populous African nation's power needs
CAIRO—Egypt has inaugurated several power generation projects, including three power plants built by the German conglomerate Siemens.
Tuesday’s ceremony was attended by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, as well as government ministers and officials.
The three combined-cycle power plants built by Siemens in Kafr al-Sheikh and Beni Suef provinces and also in the new capital city being built outside of Cairo should provide 14,400 megawatts to Egypt’s national electricity grid at a cost of 6 billion euros, or $7.2 billion.
The projects also include a massive wind farm in Gabal al-Zeit, on the Red Sea.
The Electricity Ministry’s spokesman, Ayman Hamza, told local media earlier that the plants are part of a wider plan to make Egypt a regional energy hub.