A source with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity stated that Chinese Dongfang started studying the establishment of a private port for the construction of a coal-fired plant in Hamraween area in the Red Sea governorate, reported Al Mal News.

Egypt is choosing between four consulting offices to assign to the project. The consultants will be responsible for drafting the final shape of the project through awarding direct orders or contacting companies. Dongfang is one of the leading companies among those eying the project. The Chinese company held several meeting with the ministry’s officials and it is currently studying samples from the Red Sea shores and surrounding areas to determine its aptness for the coal receiving port facility.

In related news, Egypt Oil&Gas reported that the ministry had received proposals from Shanghai Electric, Dongfang, Harbin-General Electric, El Sewedy-Marubeni, Mitsubishi-Hitachi, as well as Sumitomo, to establish coal-fired power plants according to an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, plus financing that will reach $10b.