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Egypt Megaproject

World Record: 4.8 GW in 18months – watch how Egypt celebrated on 2 March 2017 the connection to the grid

When more power is added to the grid and Egypt can celebrate a prosperous future. That's Ingenuity for life.

Project Description

All about the Megaproject

By 2018, Siemens and Egypt will have advanced the history of this vibrant country.

The partnership will start to boost power generation capacity by 50 percent to reach a total of 16.4 gigawatts.

Together with Egypt, Siemens is building a foundation for progress to unlock Egypt's vast potential.

 

Since the Pharaohs commissioned the great Pyramids, the country has been an industrialized nation. But, energy shortages have been a challenge to Egyptian industry. Siemens powerful energy mix system will underpin the country’s growth and economic development. This will benefit all the citizens. There will be more jobs, because business will be able to flourish, people and their families will feel more fulfilled, more comfortable. Communities confident in reliable power will be transformed, empowering each Egyptian to dream, create and now put ideas into action with the potential to change Egypt, the Middle East and the world.

 

Siemens state of the art power generation technology under the Megaproject includes three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey Combined Cycle Power Plants, and 12 wind parks with approximately 600 wind turbines.

Joe Kaeser

The Egyptian people can count on Siemens. This was true more than 150 years ago, when Siemens first started working in Egypt and it remains our commitment today.

CEO Joe Kaeser

Megaproject News

Latest News from the Egypt Megaproject

Building high efficient Combined Cycle Power Plants, sustainable wind farms, state-of-the-art Gas Insulated Switchgear substations to expand the infrastructure for a country fulfilling true potential, that is ingenuity for life. Stay up to date with the projects` progress:

Milestone for Siemens Egypt megaproject: First substations ready for operation

Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egypt’s power grid. When fully commissioned, these two substations will help deliver 2,500 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid, which is the equivalent to the electricity needs of more than 10 million Egyptians.

"On the way to first fire"

An essential milestone is going to be reached soon Meet the people behind the scenes of the Egypt Megaproject and watch how they make real what matters to Egypt.

First steam turbine for the Megaproject on the way to Egypt

Today the first steam turbine for the Egypt Megaproject is beginning its journey from the Siemens factory in Muelheim to the power plant Beni Suef in Egypt. The main components of the 670-ton cargo will be lifted with a heavy-duty crane from the production hall onto a transport vessel standing by at the plant’s inland harbor facilities. The vessel will transport the SST-5000 steam turbine from Muelheim to the deep-water port of Antwerp where it will be loaded onto a heavy cargo ship and transported to Egypt.

First batch of 600 Egyptian trainees return from Germany, commence work at mega power plants

The first 50 Egyptian engineers and technicians, who started their extensive training program at Siemens in April 2016, have completed the initial phase of their training on the simple cycle power plants’ operations.

Egypt Megaproject: Ramping up to power Egypt

The Egypt Megaproject is well under way. The power plants and substations in New Capital, Beni Suef and Burullus are quickly developing. The first batch of Egyptian power plant operators have been trained in Egypt and Germany. See our documentary movie on how the project has advanced since June 2015.

Siemens celebrates placement of first turbines in Beni Suef and the launch of Ingenuity for life in the Middle East

Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant – set to become the world’s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.

Siemens celebrates placement of first turbines in Beni Suef and the launch of Ingenuity for life in the Middle East

Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant – set to become the world’s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.

Siemens celebrates placement of first turbines in Beni Suef and the launch of Ingenuity for life in the Middle East

Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant – set to become the world’s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.

Siemens celebrates placement of first turbines in Beni Suef and the launch of Ingenuity for life in the Middle East

Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant – set to become the world’s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.

H-Class turbine heading towards Beni-Suef

Further H-Class gas turbines for the record order from Egypt are heading towards Egypt.

H-Class turbine heading towards Beni-Suef

Further H-Class gas turbines for the record order from Egypt are heading towards Egypt.

Siemens starts training of 600 Egyptian engineers and technicians

Siemens has kicked off the first batch of the company’s commitment to train 600 Egyptian engineers and technicians.

Siemens starts training of 600 Egyptian engineers and technicians

Siemens has kicked off the first batch of the company’s commitment to train 600 Egyptian engineers and technicians.

Next please: Further gas turbines started their journey to Egypt

In Berlin, Germany, the third and fourth (the completed power plant will have eight) gas turbine for the Beni Suef gas-fired power plant in the south of Egypt left the Siemens factory.

Next please: Further gas turbines started their journey to Egypt

In Berlin, Germany, the third and fourth (the completed power plant will have eight) gas turbine for the Beni Suef gas-fired power plant in the south of Egypt left the Siemens factory.

Siemens hits financial close for Power Plants in Egypt

On March 31, Siemens has reached financial close for the two combined cycle power plants, Burullus and New Capital, in Egypt.

Siemens hits financial close for Power Plants in Egypt

On March 31, Siemens has reached financial close for the two combined cycle power plants, Burullus and New Capital, in Egypt.

First Siemens H-Class gas turbines come to Adabiya Port of Suez

Today, the first gas turbines for Beni Suef Power Plant arrived at Adabiya Port — the first of its kind to be deployed in the Middle East.

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Significance for Egypt

Multiple technologies. One solution.

Projects of any size require a flexible portfolio. Turnkey power plants, wind and steam turbines, generators, instrumentation and control systems, and smart grid strategies all offer powerful, adaptable, reliable, and clean energy delivered according to real-time demand. Moreover, upgrading and retrofitting existing infrastructure also serves to return older power plants to peak efficiency.

Key Visual Training Egypt Megaproject

What does all this mean for Egypt?

Executing 14.4 GW of fossil power generation based on combined cycle configuration on fast track basis over two phases: phase 1 for up to 4.4 GW in an open cycle configuration by the end of 2016; and phase 2 for up to 14.4 GW in a combined cycle configuration by mid-2018.

 

Deploying large wind projects for up to 2000 MW in the Gulf of Suez and West Nile, all energized by Siemens Direct Drive Wind Turbine Generators.

 

Extending transmission network by building a state-of-the-art 6 GIS substation of 500 KV in record time.

 

A Long Term Performance contract supported by O&M supervision and provided by Siemens for 16.4 GW.

 

A detailed grid stability study now investigating the efficiency and stability of the current electricity grid to pin-point critical bottlenecks and provide scenario definition, network performance, and analysis for 2015 and the decade ahead.

 

Improving the efficiency of fossil power generation systems and saving tremendous amounts of natural gas by deploying highly efficient gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCPP) using Siemens H-class technology.

 

Siemens' Financial Services Division (SFS) is structuring the financing package for Siemens' role in the contracts, including a tailored guarantee concept.

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