GE  is providing its advanced D200 steam turbines to upgrade the West Damietta and Assiut Power Plants to generate an additional 750 MW through combined-cycle operation. This will take the total capacity of the two plants from 1.5 GW to 2.25 GW, further contributing to helping meet the increasing demand for power in the country.

Dr. Mohammed Shaker, Minister of Electricity of Egypt, said: “The shift from single-cycle to combined-cycle operation at the West Damietta and Assiut Power Plants is a key part of our strategy to enhance operational efficiency and strengthen generation capacity. Both power plants already help meet peak summer demand as part of our Power Boost Program and now the planned upgrade will help enable the power plants to be even more efficient, sustainable and productive.”

West Damietta and Assiut Power Plants are part of the mega-deals signed by GE earlier this year as part of its commitment to the country to strengthen energy sector efficiency and boost power production. At the Egypt Economic Development Conference, GE had announced its support to the ‘Egypt Power Boost Program,’ by helping generate the 2.6 GW of electricity, the amount equivalent to the power needed for approximately 2.5 million Egyptian homes.

Source: Penn Energy