UK’s ATKINS shows interest in Egypt’s renewable energy cooperation, especially in the wind energy field, Al Mal News reported.

This came during the meeting of Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, with British Deputy Ambassador to Egypt, Helen Winterton, and ATKINS representative to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the energy field.

ATKINS representatives expressed the company’s interest in cooperation in the waste-to-energy field, in addition to the possibility to cooperate in nuclear energy in the parts related to human resources development.

The ministry of electricity is coordinating with the ministry of environment to encourage investments in the waste-to-energy field as the ministry of environment is exerting efforts coordinating with investors to make use of wastes in different ways, especially to generate electricity, Shaker pointed out.

The two Egyptian ministries are setting a feed-in-tariff (FiT) for waste-to-energy projects in order to attract investments, Shaker said, adding that ATKINS will hold meetings with representatives from the ministry of environment to review the FiT.

ATKINs is a major design, engineering, and project management consultancy company.