Egypt Megaproject

Follow Charles Bronson, Head of Construction for Special Electrical Engineering from Indonesia, as he takes us through the journey of a promise all the way from Burullus power plant.

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

Egypt is now resolutely setting the course for sustained development and economic growth. To power the country’s economic transformation, Siemens has successfully managed to boost Egypt’s power generation capacity by over 40 percent by connecting 14.4 gigawatts to the Egyptian national grid. This is enough power to supply over 40 million Egyptians with reliable electricity and provide a much-needed power to different industrial sectors.

Together with Egypt and in collaboration with its local partners; El Sewedy Electric and Orascom Construction Siemens has built a foundation for progress to unlock the country’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 underpins the country’s growth and economic development, and benefiting all citizens. There will be more jobs, due to a flourishing of more industries and business, Egyptians will feel more fulfilled and comfortable. Communities who are confident of the reliability and abundance of their power supply will be transformed, empowering each citizen to dream, create and put ideas into action to participate in further transforming the country, 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 record-breaking completion of our Megaproject in Egypt will not only transform the power landscape in Egypt, but will also serve as a blueprint for building up power infrastructure in the Middle East and all over the world.

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:

Cairo, July 2018

Celebrating the inauguration of the world’s three largest combined cycle power plants

Egypt, June 2018

The power of a promise: World Record: 14.4 GW in 27.5 months – Celebrating the connection to the grid

Berlin, June 2018

The completion of training 600 Egyptian technicians and engineers to run the 3 world-biggest combined cycle power plants built in Egypt

Cairo, May 2018

6 substations are energized to efficiently distribute the generated electricity - 2 additional substations Samanoud and Aboul Matameer will be energized by end of 2018

Cairo, October 2017

Celebrating the bricklaying of the joint training center between BMZ & Siemens in Ain Sokhna and launching of the Strategic Alliance

Cairo, July 2017

Placement of the low pressure steam turbine rotor in Beni Suef and proceeding with the erection of the Heat Recovery Steam Generator in Burullus

Berlin, June 2017

The last Siemens H-Class gas turbine begins its journey to Egypt

Cairo, March 2017

Connection to the grid: 4.8GW in 18 months

Mühlheim, December 2016

First steam turbine for the Megaproject on the way to Egypt

Cairo, September 2016

Ramping up to power Egypt. The first batch of Egyptian power plant operators have been trained in Egypt and Germany.

Beni Suef, May 2016

Placement of 4 gas turbines on foundation at Beni Suef

Beni Suef, April 2016

H-Class turbine heading towards Beni Suef

Cairo, April 2016

Start of training of 600 Egyptian engineers and technicians

Berlin, April 2016

Further gas turbines started their journey to Egypt

El Adabiya Port, March 2016

Delivery of first key components to Egypt - just twelve months after signing

Mühlheim, March 2016

The first generators for the largest order in Siemens’ history are being sent to Egypt

Cairo, March 2016

Financial closing of Burullus and New Capital power plants

Cairo, March 2016

Loan Agreements Signed for Burullus and New Capital

Rotterdam, March 2016

H-Class gas turbines are loaded in Rotterdam

Berlin, February 2016

First Siemens H-Class gas turbines begin their journey to Egypt

Cairo, December 2015

Financial closing of Beni Suef power plant

Cairo, November 2015

Six substations signing

Berlin, June 2015

Signatures to contracts with a total value of eight billion euros

Sharm el Sheikh, March 2015

Egypt Economic Development Conference

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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.

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What does all this mean for Egypt?

Executing 14.4 GW of fossil power generation based on combined cycle configuration on a 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 in 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 eight GIS substation of 500 KV in a record time.

To further enhance and maintain a reliable national grid, a detailed grid stability study was also carried to investigate 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 decades ahead.
Providing a 9-year service and maintenance agreements for the three power plants to help ensure the long-term reliability, availability and optimal performance of the units. The service and maintenance operations will be supported by Siemens digital services products and offerings, tapping into the company’s advanced data analytics.

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) has structured the financing package for Siemens’ role in the contracts, including a tailored guarantee concept.

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White paper: The Egypt Megaproject

Boosting the energy infrastructure of an entire country by over 40 percent in only 27.5 months is a mega-scale world achievement involving multiple stakeholders. How did Siemens made that happen while ensuring a long term benefit to Egypt and the Egyptian people? Download our latest whitepaper to find out more!