Egypt signs $200M agreement with EBRD for energy efficiency

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 - 10:00 GMT

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Reuters

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Reuters

CAIRO - 27 December 2017: Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide a $200 million loan to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).

Focusing on improving the gas pipeline and transmission network of Egypt, the EBRD said on its website that the loan will be directed to installing waste heat recovery, turbo-expanders, gas metering data systems infrastructure and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) separation plant as well as carbon dioxide removal from wet gas systems.

Around $125 million will be directed to waste heat recovery technologies, however, the rest of the loan will be allocated to other projects.

The project will help conserve considerable amounts of currently used energy, and as such yield significant greenhouse gas emission savings in excess of 251,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, the EBRD said.

The EBRD has been investing in Egypt since 2012, placing a strong focus on sustainable energy and renewable energy sources. In total, the bank has financed over 50 projects worth more than €2.6 billion.

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