The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity receives offers from five companied, which are Chinese, Japanese, South Korean, and American in origin, for the development of Hamrawein coal fuelled power plant with a production capacity of 6000MW, reported Daily News Egypt. The Minister of Electricity, Mohamed Shaker, stated that the firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egypt over the course of the last two years.

The five firms that have submitted offers are Shanghai Electric, Dongfang Electric Corporation, General Electric, Mitsubishi-Hitachi, and Doosan. Moreover, the project will be executed under engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) plus financing schema.

Shaker added that all environmental standards issued by the Ministry of Environment for the coal plant emissions will be adopted, along with the international standards. The plant will be established near ports to ensure the coal supplies are regularly shipped to the facility. Furthermore, the government  has allocated EGP 33b to expand and support Egypt’s national electricity grid until 2018. This will absorb all the added capabilities of traditional projects as well as new and renewable energy plants.