Egypt started rerunning Ataqa power plant after Siemens and Mitsubishi performed maintenance work for around $21m, reported Al Borsa.

Sources at East Delta Electricity Company stated that the companies finalized maintenance of the first and second production units with total capacity of 300MW. The 2 units were added to national grid after running trials. The third and fourth units also started running with total capacity 600MW.

The total cost of maintaining the plant was $21m, of which around $19m were obtained from German banks while the rest of the cost was paid by local banks along with East Delta Electricity Company.

The sources added that Siemens did maintenance work on turbines and production units, while Mitsubishi performed maintenance on the Ataqa plant boilers.

The rehabilitation of Ataqa power plant helped in compensating lost capacities. The plant is being commercially run to produce around 700MW from the four production unit, with a plan to gradually increase production to 900MW within days.

Additionally, the sources informed that the country is executing a thermal power plant in Suez run by subcritical pressure with production capacity 650MW. The plant will adapt the multi-beam system and will have EGP 5.6b total investments.