The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy agreed with Germany’s Siemens to run two electricity production units in the Beni Suef power plant, with a capacity of 800 MW, by November 2016, Al Borsa News reported.
An official at the ministry said that gas supply lines to the Beni Suef power plant have been successfully linked to the grid and six concrete production units were inaugurated. The facility will start a trail production run late September to output 500 KV, by using its allocated fuel, according to the Daily News Egypt. The efficiency of the two units will be tested for 29 days. Siemens is expected to deliver the operation-ready plant to the ministry by the end of November.
The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company has signed contracts with Siemens in 2015 on the implementation of three power plants with a combined cycle system totaling a capacity of 14,400 MW. The stations are located in Borollos, Kafr El-Sheikh, Beni Suef, and the New Administrative Capital.