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Gabal El-Zeit Wind Farm Complex

Location: Ras Ghareb - Red Sea Area: 100 Square Kilometer The Gabal El-Zayt Wind Farm Complex generates electricity using wind, with a total capacity of 220 Megawatts. The complex is located in the Gulf of Oil (Khaleg El-Zeit) along the Red Sea shoreline, about 350 kilometers southeast of Cairo. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi witnessed the inauguration of the main phase of the Gabal El-Zeit complex in July, 2018, adding about one percent (1%) of the total production capacity in Egypt, which leads to reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by about 49,400 Tons compared to power plants using fossil fuel with the same production capacity. The project aims at increasing production of electric energy and reducing consumption of fossil fuel, which will contribute to meet people's increasing need of electricity and alleviating the symptoms of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thus supporting economic and social development and environmental preservation in Egypt. Financial Loans Both of the Japanese and the Egyptian governments signed an agreement for the Gabal El-Zeit Complex project on March 30th, 2010 to provide financial support to the New and Renewable Energy Authority through a loan of 38 billion Japanese Yen (JPY), and the project includes: First: Establishment of the plant The plant contains 110 turbines and the capacity is 2 megawatts for each one of them, bringing the total production to 220 megawatts, to be added by the Egyptia...

2020-10-06 03:16:22

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Ministry of Electricity: We seek to raise energy production from waste from 12 to 20 Mega

A source in the Ministry of Electricity confirmed that Egypt's production of electricity generated from bioenergy reached 12 Megawatts.   He also added that The Government is currently considering increasing electricity generation from those sources to 20 Megawatts over the coming years, while promoting investment in it, following the announcement of the tariff for purchasing energy produced from waste. He confirmed the existence of projects to generate electricity from bioenergy, with a capacity of up to 6 Megawatts in the coming years, with investments of up to 250 million EGP. He noted that some projects are allocated to the private sector with a total capacity of up to 51 Megawatts. Distribution companies will purchase the energy produced from electricity generation projects, especially since bioenergy is one of Egypt's electricity production sources, the majority of which is produced at the El-Gabal El-Asfar Station.   Remembering that Egypt's production of renewable energy by the end of 2019 has risen vigorously to registered 6,000 Megawatts equivalent to 11% of the total electricity production, which reached 55,000 Megawatts, and Egypt's renewable energy production has risen by 2000 Megawatts during 2019, Hydropower has acquired the lion’s share and registered 2,835 Megawatts, followed by solar power that reached 1,740 Megawatts, while wind power registered 1,375 Megawatts.   The Ministry of Electric...

2020-12-17 15:39:07

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EGP 64 billion investments for Phase I of the electricity supply to the Sinai Peninsula

Within the framework of the comprehensive vision to complete the infrastructure for the development and reconstruction of the Sinai Peninsula to achieve comprehensive development, protect the Egyptian national security, implement many urban and agricultural expansions and carry out seawater desalination plants to primarily serve the citizens of the Sinai Peninsula, it was decided to connect several areas in the North Sinai Peninsula governorate to the unified electrical network with the possibility of increasing the required capacity to feed the city of Al-Arish and raising the efficiency of Al-Wahshi station. The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has signed the following contracts with the National Service Projects Organization of the Armed Forces (the National Company for General Contracting and Supplies) : A contract for the construction of the Al-Masaeed transformer station, voltage 220/66/22 KV, capacity (2 x 175 + 2 x 40 MVA) of the GIS isolated type, including transformers with a value equivalent to (L.E, 396.52 million),and an implementation period of 14 months from the date of receiving the site.  The contract for the implementation of the construction of the Sheikh Zuweid transformer station, 66/22 KV effort: the contract for the construction of the Sheikh Zuweid transformer station, 66/22 kV, capacity (4 x 40 MVA) of the GIS isolated type, including the transformers of a value equivalent to (L.E. 225 million) and an implementation period of 12 months f...

2020-11-12 14:52:07

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Training 137 Yemeni cadres in the technical and administrative fields of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company

Under the auspices of His Excellency the Ministers of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Egypt and Yemen, the activities of the first training courses have been started within a package of seven consecutive remote training programs for 137 Yemeni cadres in technical and administrative fields. The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company will implement these training courses within the framework of the interest that the electricity & energy sector pays to build and prepare cadres. These programs are of utmost importance in order to consolidate and strengthen relations between the two countries and reach a real partnership to achieve mutual benefits and the desired goals. The trainees transfer the knowledge and skills they acquired from the training programs to achieve maximum benefit and improve the current situation of the electricity sector in their country. It is worth noting that from the beginning of 2003 until now, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has trained 8,335 trainees from African and Arab Asian countries in all fields of electricity and energy (generation / transmission / distribution / renewable energy / administrative / financial / computer).

2020-11-19 15:25:14

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Egyptian ministers of electricity and housing participate in Rufiji River diversion ceremony for Tanzanian mega dam

El-Gazzar: The coalition of the "Arab Contractors" & "Elsewedi Electric" carry out the construction project of Julius Nyerere dam and hydroelectric power station A group of senior Egyptian officials attended a ceremony in Tanzania celebrating the diversion of the course of the Rufiji River in order to continue construction work on the country's awaited Julius Nyerere Hydropower Dam. The Egyptian delegation was led by Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar and Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker. The dam is part of Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station planned to have a capacity of 2,115 megawatts and produce 6,307 GWh per annum. The capacity of the dam's reservoir is 34 billion cubic meters. The ministers are accompanied by the deputy minister of foreign affairs, representatives of the Egyptian Armed Forces' Engineering Authority, and the coalition of Egyptian firms that are carrying out the project. Those are Elsewedi Electric and the Arab Contractors. That is in addition to officials from a number of Egyptian Banks. The representatives of the firms clarified the executive status of the project whose contract – worth $2.9 billion – was signed in 2018 by the prime ministers of both countries. The dam will secure the electricity needs of 17 million Tanzanian families, inhibit floods, provide water for irrigation, and preserve wild life and forests.  

2020-11-26 14:20:49

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Egypt’s Electricity Authority invests EGP 33bn during 2019/20

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and its subsidiaries have made total investments amounting to EGP 33bn during fiscal year (FY) 2019/20, according to EEHC Chairperson Gaber Desouky. Desouky’s comments came during the company’s Ordinary General Assembly and Extraordinary General Assembly meetings, headed by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker. Desouky said that, thanks to the support of Egypt’s political leadership, the EEHC has succeeded in overcoming the challenges it faced during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company has also managed to stabilize the national grid, bridged the gap between production and demand for electricity, and completed steps to rehabilitate electricity companies. He added that many measures have been taken, the most important of which is the settlement of financial entanglements between the holding company and its subsidiary companies with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Desouky pointed out that the capacity of Egypt’s national grid increased by 1,199 megawatts (MW) to 59,529 MW, with the amount of energy generated reaching about 197.3bn kWh. The efficiency of the existing power plants continues to increase, in addition to the necessary maintenance and overhauls being conducted to ensure their readiness. This has taken place without affecting the continuity of supply for all State sectors. The EEHC Head said th...

2020-12-05 08:45:02

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431 million EGP for supplying and installation of compensators at El-Owainat Main Transformer station

In continuation of the efforts and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s plan to strengthen the Egyptian transmission network, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, witnessed signing of a contract between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the Hitachi ABB for Power Grids for the supply and installation of Static Synchronous condenser- STATCOM devices. For the first time in the Egyptian grid at El-Owainat Main Transformer station on the high-voltage of 220 KV. In order to keep pace with the latest technologies to improve the performance of modern electrical networks in the world with a capacity of 200+ megafarad. The project aims to improve the grid’s performance and increase its reliability and stability in El-Owainat area to secure and improve the quality of electrical supply. The total value of the project is about 431 million EGP. The financing is done within the strategic projects of the Ministry of Electricity with an implementation period of about 18 months, starting from the date of signing the contract. Such actions come as a confirmation of the directives of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to strengthen the electrical grid in the various governorates of Egypt, and within the framework of the huge efforts made by the electricity and renewable energy sector to develop the electricity transmission grids in the various governorates of Egypt within the plan to raise the q...

2020-12-10 14:00:10

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Electricity linkage with Asia is the starting point for Egypt as a "global energy hub", beginning with Saudi Arabia and Jordan

The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy plans to expand electricity interconnection projects between Egypt and all countries of the world, in order to implement the Egyptian government's strategy to transform Egypt into a global energy hub, to benefit from the daily reserve in the national electricity grid of up to 15,000 Megawatts, through electricity linkage projects with all countries of the world, which will begin with the countries of Jordan and Saudi Arabia in Asia, the Sudan and Libya in the continent of Africa. An official source at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy revealed that Egypt is able to establish electricity interconnection links with African, European and Gulf countries with a capacity up to 15,000 Megawatts, revealing that the total capacity on the national electricity grid currently stands at 56,000 Megawatts, and the nominal capacity for these capacities is 46,000 Megawatts available on the grid daily. The source explained that Egypt has come close to reaching the global reserve rate in the network, which is estimated at 25% of the generated energy, pointing out that Egypt now has a daily reserve in the grid of up to 15,000 Megawatts, which allows it to expand in the electricity interconnection projects. He pointed out that there are studies to raise the capacity of the line linking with Jordan from 450 to 2000 Megawatts, and that the ministry is in the process of choosing a global consultant for the electricity inter...

2020-12-14 07:42:39

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The giant Ghaydah power station lights Egypt from Beni Suef

In fewer than 30 months, with the participation of 7,000 workers from 50 companies, 4,800 Megawatts are launched from the giant power station of Ghayadah in Beni Suef Governorate, contributing with about 20% of the electricity production in Egypt. And 30 kilometers south of the city of Beni Suef and about 150 Kilometers from the capital, Cairo, electricity turbines touch the sky of the city of Baba, south of Beni Suef Governorate. Over the course of 2 years from the completion of the entire construction of the station, the turbines for electricity production light up the sky of Egypt, among the largest three electricity production stations in Egypt. One of the station's engineers confirmed that the work on the station has lasted 30 months until the station came into light, indicating that the station with a capacity of 4,800 Megawatts, which was added to the national electricity grid in two phases: the first was at the end of 2016, the second phase was in early 2018, indicating that the station was built on an area of 85 acres. One of the engineers working at the station since its foundation added that the area was a rocky mountainous area, indicating that one million and 700 thousand cubic meters of stone had been removed, and the soil had been re-replaced by about one million and 500 thousand cubic meters of sand. One of the plant’s installation engineer confirmed: work inside the project began with civil works, followed by the mechanical and electr...

2020-12-14 13:14:11

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Egypt to possess the first smart electricity grid in the Middle East

Dr. Ayman Hamza, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, affirmed that the state seeks to own the first smart electricity grid in the Middle East, and the agreements concluded by the ministry have a very great benefit for the citizen with regard to recurring electrical faults, in addition to not needing the electrical human element to locate the malfunction or something like that, because the whole system is going to be smart electronic. The Ministry of Electricity spokesman said that the state’s project to establish and develop El-Helmeya sector control center in cooperation with JICA at a total cost of 90 million USD, which is one of the very important projects and steps for the state to shift from the traditional grid to the smart grid, pointing out that the networks have been improved in more than 47 electricity centers, at the governorates level. He added that the ministry is about to sign other agreements with JICA to develop and improve 4 control centers for electricity, including El-Helmeya Center, and the agreements also include the installation of about 490,000 smart meters, in addition to two control centers in Alexandria to install 300,000 smart meters, in addition to the North Delta Company in Damietta, to install about 175,000 meters, at a cost of 226 million USD.

2020-12-17 13:46:05

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Egypt offers its support to develop the electricity sector in Yemen and trained 167 Yemeni technicians

Ahmed Farouk Ambassador of The Egyptian Arabic Republic, THE Non-resident of the sisterly Republic of Yemen. Met, the Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Energy, Muhammad Abdullah Al-Anani Where they discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries in the field of electricity and the forms of support that Egypt can provide to Yemen to help develop this vital sector The Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Energy thanked Egypt for its online training courses for Yemeni cadres during the past two months, have benefited 167 trainees from the Public Electricity Corporation The Egyptian ambassador affirmed Egypt's steadfast support for Yemen in various fields, foremost of which is the electricity sector

2020-12-17 10:44:22

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1.6 billion Pounds to develop electricity distribution networks in qena electricity distribution sector from 2014 to 2020

Dr. Mohammed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, explained the efforts of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy with its various companies to raise the efficiency of the electrical grid and improve the level of performance in order to ensure the stability and continuity of electric feeding in accordance with the standards of quality in this regard and within the scope of the Qena sector of the Upper Egypt Electricity Distribution Company, which has about (901 thousand) subscribers From July 2014 to June 2020, expansion and replacement work was carried out to raise the efficiency of the electrical grid in the province and improve service for subscribers. Implementation of expansion and replacement work to raise the efficiency of the electrical network in the province and improve the service for subscribers where the implementation of the ambitious plan in the sector of Electricity Qena and financed by a loan from the state for the development of networks during the period july 2017 to June 2020 at a cost of 615 million pounds. The self-plan was implemented during the period from July 2014 to June 2020 with a value of about 177 million pounds. And about the plan to replace the antennas into ground cables the medium voltage antennas were replaced by ground cables from July 2017 to June 2020, with 78 operations with a total cable length of 39,861 km, a value of 42 million pounds. About the projects (implemented for others) the company studied...

2020-12-31 12:10:20

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A Presidential follow-up of the executive plan for the national project to develop 1,000 villages

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with General Amir Sayed Ahmed, advisor to the president of the Republic for urban planning, where the meeting addressed the follow-up to the “implementation plan of the national project to develop 1000 villages at the republic level.” The meeting witnessed a review of the details of the national project outline to raise the efficiency of 1000 villages spread over most geographical area of approximately 22 counties at the republic level Includes 50 centers in those governorates، In integration with the national program "dignified life" to develop rural communities، This is done in 3 stages and through several axes aimed at improving the standard of living of citizens, alleviating poverty rates and developing basic infrastructure and services ،Especially in a number of fields such as education, schools, housing, electricity, sewage system, drinking water, natural gas, waste recycling and the establishment of industrial areas

2020-12-31 12:42:01

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The Minister of Environment directed for expansion in sustainable transport projects

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, confirmed that the transport sector comes the second after "energy" in terms of air pollution, as the transport sector, especially vehicle exhaust, accounts for about 23% of the harmful emissions that cause air pollution. She added that there is a health and environmental return in converting cars to the clean energy system, as converting 1,000 cars will save more than one million dollars, 1000 microbuses will save about $ 3 million, and converting 1000 buses to work with electricity will save about $ 44 million annually. The Minister of Environment clarified that the governorates of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia were firstly selected as they suffer from high rates of air pollution, adding that the locations of the scrap yards and their environmental requirements have been determined and specified.

2021-01-21 15:02:38

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide Egypt’s first advanced power quality solution to support grid expansion and rural development

A stable power grid is essential to help meet the national goals of land reclamation and the development of agriculture, communities and industries Cairo, Egypt, 8 February, 2020 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) with high-performance grid stabi-lization technology to help improve power quality and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert waste-land is being reclaimed for agricultural use.  The contract was signed in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker. This strategic project will provide EETC with a fully engineered solution based on a 200 megavolt ampere (MVAR) STATCOM to be connected to the existing 220 kilovolt (kV) Owainat substation, thus enabling grid expansion and providing more power for rural development and a rap-idly increasing population. Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ technology and engineering capabilities will help the country reclaim untapped land in the vast Western Desert, where projects are un-derway to sustainably improve social and economic conditions for Egyptian com-munities.  “Hitachi ABB Power Grids is proud to support EETC in this strategic project, and to help drive efforts to meet Egypt’s 2030 vision of integrated, sustainable growth with a focus on the energy industry,” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Direc...

2021-02-23 14:42:59

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Egypt, Sudan Sign Contract to Raise Electrical Link Capacity to 300 Megawatts

Within the framework of the interest of the Egyptian political leadership in the speedy implementation of the electrical interconnection project between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the brotherly Republic of Sudan and the termination of the second phase of this project, and within the framework of the interest that the electricity and renewable energy sector attaches to the electrical interconnection projects, especially the connection with the Republic of Sudan. The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and Siemens Energy Company signed a contract to raise the capacity and stability of the existing electrical interconnection line between Egypt and Sudan to 300 from 80 megawatts. The signing ceremony was attended by Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker and Sudanese Ambassador to Cairo Mohamed Elias. The ministry revealed in a statement that the contract includes the supply and installation of two ineffective compensator units (STATECOM) capacity of 2 x + - 150 megafars. The contract, worth 453 million Egyptian pounds, will be financed by the strategic projects of the General Office of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, with an implementation period of about 18 months from the date of its signing. Shaker praised Sudanese-Egyptian ties, stressing an interest in fostering them. He also highlighted the fruitful and constructive cooperation between the electricity and renewable energy field with Siemens, represente...

2021-05-05 14:27:54

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EGP 121 million for the construction of the Mansouriya transformer station to secure the electrical supply for the huge development works in the (Grand Egyptian Museum) area

Within the framework of the interest that the political leadership attaches to the Grand Egyptian Museum project (the icon of history documentation), and within the framework of concerted efforts from the various sectors of the state to achieve the desired goals, The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has signed with Alexandria Engineering Works and TBEA ZONFA a contract to construct a Mansouriya transformer station, voltage (66/11 KV), capacity (4 x 40 MVA), with non-gas insulated type (GIS) missions. Including the supply of main transformers, with a turnkey system, to secure the electrical supply for the huge development work that is taking place in the Grand Egyptian Museum area, at a cost of about 121 million Egyptian pounds. The Ministry of Electricity stated that the funding will be provided by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, with an implementation period of about 10 months, indicating that these works confirm the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to strengthen the electrical network in the various governorates of Egypt, and within the framework of the huge efforts that the electricity and renewable energy sector is making to develop electricity transmission networks in the governorates, as part of the plan to raise the quality of the electrical supply provided at the level of the Republic, while taking all precautionary measures to confront the emerging Corona virus within the framework of the general measures taken by the state...

2021-05-05 14:27:00

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