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CAIRO – 18 June 2017: Construction of the Electrical power plant is ahead of schedule, and 84 percent of the project is complete, stated Head of Cairo Company for the production of electricity, Mohamed Mokhtar on Sunday.
The station comprises four units including eight gas turbines with a capacity of 400 MW, and four steam turbines with the same capacity, according to Al-Ahram newspaper.
Mokhtar added that commercial operations of units no. 41 and 42 – each with a capacity of 400 MW. Both units began before the date set on the timeline. The steam turbines of these units will begin operation in November, January, February, and March 2018 respectively.
All the plant’s units are scheduled to function by mid-2018 to support the national electricity network. They will run at a capacity of 4,800 MW and at a cost of €2 billion ($2.2 billion) in order to accommodate the excessive increase in loads. It will also provide power for new investment programs.
The units of the plant will function in the first phase in the combustion system, and will later switch to the steam-electric system, according to Al-Ahram newspaper.
The project was signed with Siemens and its local partners during the Investment Conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh in March 2015.
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