The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) plans to launch a limited tender in December for the maintenance and operation of the new power plants being constructed by Siemens, Daily News Egypt reports.

The power plants are located in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Suef, and El Brulus.

Four companies submitted offers earlier this year. In order to determine the best offer, EEHC decided to offer a limited tender for the four companies, sources at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy stated.

The companies are: the Orascom-ADERA Energy consortium, Siemens, the Elsewedy-EDF consortium, and Steiaj.

EEHC has formed a committee that aims to study the offers submitted by the four firms within 20-30 days. The ministry plans to sign the contract with the winning firm in early 2018.

The three power plants are projected to add 14,400 megawatts (MW) to the national electricity grid by May 2018.