Ain Sukhna Thermal Power Generation Project

Development Partner: African Development Bank
Start Date: 15/03/2009
Closing Date: 31/12/2017
Total Financing: US$ 450.00 million
Total Financing Equivalent: US$ 450.00 million
Government's Sector: Electricity and Energy
Implementing Entity: Egyptian Electric Holding Company
Governorate: Suez

Development Program Objectives:

The project involves the construction of a 1300 MW (2x650 MW) supercritical steam turbine power plant located adjacent to the sea port of Ain Sokhna on the Gulf of Suez. It consists of the following major components:

A.Civil Works,

B.Supply and Installation of Equipment,

C.Environmental Monitoring, and

D.Project Management/Wrap up insurance.

To increase generation capacity of clean, reliable and sustainable electricity supply for meeting partial demand on the Unified Power System (UPS) in the short-to-medium term.

Development Impact:

The expected impact of the project during implementation and operation will be income opportunities through employment creation, and sale of goods and services in construction materials and services required during implementation.

Manufacturers of related equipment for the steam turbine generators will benefit, and specialist contractors for tasks such as plant modifications, equipment overhaul, periodic maintenance, etc will also benefit. During construction, it is expected that on average 1500-3000 people will be employed of which 80% will be locally recruited. This will translate into a cash injection of US$1.9 million per year through wages and salaries. In addition the plant is expected to employ approximately 330-680 staff during operations.

US$ 1,075.89 million

Total amount of the current ODA provided by African Development Bank to Egypt


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