FILE- Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
CAIRO - 20 May 2018: Prime Minister Sherif Ismail reviewed Sunday offers by three international consortiums to establish a power generation plant using clean coal technology.
The plant should be built in el Hamrawein district of the Red Sea governorate with the aim to generate 6,000 megawatts.
This is part of a plan to diversify sources of energy in Egypt and upgrade the efficiency of stations that use gas to perform combined cycles, Ismail said.
He added that more energy and power production projects will be implemented in the coming stage, particularly in the field of renewable energy.
Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said one of the offers worth 4.4 billion dollars was made by a Chinese consortium grouping Shanghai Electric and Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC).
A Japanese consortium comprising Mitsubishi and Hitachi in partnership with Egypt's Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Electric made an offer worth 6.19 billion dollars, Shaker said.
He added that the US' General Electric and China's Harbin Electric - the third consortium - made a $5.2 billion-offer.