Ataqa power plant’s production declined by 200 MW, despite the development operations conducted on its production units at a cost of $25m and the periodic overhaul and maintenance that were conducted by General Electric and Siemens.
Sources at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy stated that the plant’s total production capacity added to national electricity grid is estimated at 700 MW divided as 120 MW from the 1st production unit, 120 MW from the 2nd unit, 220 MW from the 3rd, and 240 MW from the 4th production unit, reported Daily News Egypt.
Although the Ataqa power plant has been operational for the past 30 years, the 3rd and 4th production units were not working for the past four years, however, the commercial operation of the power plant is improving by time.
The sources further explained that Siemens conducted regular checks on production turbines, while Mitsubishi executed maintenance work on the boilers of the plant.
The total productive capacity of Egyptian power plants amount to 32,000 MW, while the highest load up per day is estimated at 24,000 MW.