Siemens completes world’s largest combined cycle power plant in record time

Published: 25 Jul 2018 By Grace Kimberley

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Siemens announced on Tuesday in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Orascom Construction and Elsewedy Electric, the energy giant has completed the Egypt Megaproject in record time.

The partners honoured the plant’s commissioning and its commence of operations at the Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital power plants.

The power station will contribute a total capacity of 14.4 GW to Egypt’s energy grid- enough to power 40 million Egyptian homes.

"The record-breaking completion of our Megaproject in Egypt will not only transform the power landscape in Egypt but will also serve as a blueprint for building up power infrastructure in the Middle East and all over the world," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG.

"This Megaproject is also setting the benchmark for trustful and reliable cooperation with our customer and our partners. The leadership of President al Sisi and his team in this project has been remarkable. We look forward to apply this unique performance model also to other countries in their efforts towards reliable, affordable and sustainable power systems."

"The completion of the power plants is a significant milestone in the government's strategy to modernize energy infrastructure in Egypt to drive industrial growth and economic progress," said H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker, the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy.

"This is also why the plants were built in select locations across the country to serve the growing demand for electricity among households, businesses and industries. This new power infrastructure will serve as the backbone for economic prosperity in Egypt for years to come."

 

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