Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants, projects

CAIRO — Egypt inaugurated several power generation projects, including three electricity plants built by the German conglomerate Siemens, in a ceremony Tuesday attended by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, government ministers and officials.

The three combined-cycle power plants were built by Siemens at a cost of 6 billion euros, or $7.2 billion. They are in Kafr al-Sheikh and Beni Suef provinces and in the new capital city that is under construction outside of Cairo and are expected to provide 14,400 megawatts to Egypt’s national electricity grid.

Published in The Washington Post, 24th July, 2018