Egypt has completed the EGP 12 million maintenance of the gas turbines and solar systems in the Kureimat solar plant, said Mohamed El Khayat, head of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), according to Al Ahram Gate.

The capacity of one solar unit in the Kureimat plant 140 MW, of which 20 MW are solar components. The solar field is 644,000 square meters, which include total 1920 solar complexes and 53760 mirrors, El Khayat pointed out, adding that the local manufacturing rate in the solar component reached about 50%.

General Electric previously performed an upgrade at the Kureimat combined cycle gas-fired power plant, located in Atfieh, Upper Egypt, which would improve the plant’s output by 7.8%, Power Engineering International informed in March 2017.

The upgrade had been implemented on the first of two 9FA gas turbines at the site, increasing the unit’s output from 250MW to 270MW, and improving its efficiency by 2.8%. Additionally, the upgrade had lowered fuel consumption and reduced operational costs by extending outages intervals, the company said.