The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity has decided to defer the Damanhour power plant project to its 2022/2027 five-year plan, and accordingly it will delay issuing related tenders, reported Al Borsa.

Sources with the Ministry of Electricity stated that the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company had performed studies on establishing the power plant in Damanhour through one bundle under a turnkey contract. Yet, with the capacity expected to be generated from the Siemens power plants in Beni Suef, the New Capital and Burullus, the ministry decided to postpone the project as Siemens’ project will cover demands.

In related news, sources with the Ministry of Electricity had stated that Siemens would start initial trail runs at Beni Suef’s plant at the end of November with a production capacity of 400MW, followed by trails for an additional 5 units at the same plant by early December. The operational trials will be run with a capacity of 400MW from New Capital plant on November 30. While, the second trial will be with a capacity of 400MW from the second unit of the same plant. It will be held during the first week of December.