Egypt’s first Chinese-operated gas regulator station will start being operational by September 2017.

The gas regulator will be located in Beni Suef and will be operated by China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation (CPTDC), which will use natural gas in running the station, CPTDC representative in Cairo, Qitang Li, stated, according to China Daily.

In 2016, the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) had signed a deal worth $20m with CPTDC to enable the Chinese company to build three gas regulator stations in Egypt, reported Xinhuanet.

According to the deal, the Beni Suef regulator will be operating by September 2017, yet the remaining regulators will start running soon, Li said. The remaining two gas regulator stations will be located in Burullus city and the New Administrative Capital.

“The full capacity of Beni Suef station is 920,000cf/h, making it one of the biggest gas regulator stations in Egypt,” CPTDC’ Team Project Manager, Wenqing Li, said, adding that the station will regulate gas to be provided to the 4.8 GW combined cycle power plant, which is built by Siemens.