The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) will contract with The Belgian Tractebel Engineering Consultancy Company mid-March in order to evaluate offers on the coal-fired plant in Hamrawein with a capacity of 6,000MW, reported Daily News Egypt.

EEHC’s Head, Gaber El Desouky, stated that the consultancy company will handle the evaluation of the technical and financial offers made by seven global companies to establish a coal-fired electricity plant in the area of Hamrawein on the Red Sea coast.

El Desouky explained that all the technical and financial aspects were agreed upon with the Belgian consultancy, leaving only the official signing of the contract.

El Desouky refused announcing the financial value of the contract with Tractebel.

He informed that the coal-fired electricity plants are part of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s plan to diversify the sources of energy production in order to provide electricity without outages, as well as achieve sustainability.

EEHC will cooperate with the consultancy office and EPC+Finance to award and contract with the winning company for the design, finance, establishment, and operation of the plant.