China consortium wins contract for Egypt coal power plant

Beijing, A Chinese consortium formed by two power generation equipment makers has officially won the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for a coal-fired power plant in Egypt.

Dongfang Electric Corp. and Shanghai Electric Group signed the EPC contracting deal with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy Sunday night in Beijing.

The two will provide six ultra-supercritical, near-zero polluting coal-fired power generating units with a total generating capacity of 6.6 GW for the Hamrawein power plant.

The power plant, over 800 km from Cairo, Egypt’s capital, is expected to be built in six years to become Africa’s largest clean-coal power plant.

The consortium beat two rivals to win the EPC contract tender for 4.4 billion U.S. dollars in June.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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