Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants, projects

2018-07-25 10:13
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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 $7.2bn.

The projects also include a massive wind farm in Gabal al-Zeit, on the Red Sea.

The Electricity Ministry's spokesperson, Ayman Hamza, told local media earlier that the plants are part of a wider plan to make Egypt a regional energy hub.

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