Siemens is set to begin the commercial operation of two units in the New Administrative Capital power plant with a capacity of 800MW at the end of this month, Daily News reported.

Quality control manager at Orascom Construction Maged Kamal said that turbines number 41 and 42 have been undergoing trial operations to put out 800MW. He explained that the turbines started with producing 100MW each and rose gradually to reach 400MW per turbine.

He noted that three more turbines will come into service by the end of the year with a total capacity of 1,200MW.

Operation Engineer at the New Administrative Capital power plant, Yehia Zakaria, said that each unit is now putting out 130MW, where capacity is increased gradually over 30 days before starting commercial operations.

Earlier, Egyptian President Abd El Fattah El Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, inaugurated the first phase of the Burullus and the New Administritive Capital power plants during Merkel’s two-day visit to Egypt in early March.