Egypt to tender three power projects

electricity4Egypt's Ministry of Energy and Electricity is set to tender three power generation projects with a total capacity of 5,500MW for a combined cost of nearly US$7.5bn

This capacity is expected to comprise of 2,250 MW from a project in Dayrout city in Behaira, 1,300 MW from the steam power project in Qena, and 1,950 MW from a project in Beni Suef, according to Ahmed Imam, Egypt's energy and electricity minister.

"The Egyptian government has guaranteed the investments of the Dayrout project until a unified electricity act is issued," Imam said, adding that the project was expected to be tendered to 10 qualified companies in mid-May.

The Qena and Beni Suef projects would be tendered under the build, own, operate, transfer system and contractors will be invited to submit letters of intent in mid-April, Al Ahram cited the minister as saying.

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