Siemens has completed the construction of the 4800 MW power plant in Beni Suef, and has conducted performance testing, according to Amwal Al Ghad.
The news was revealed by Ibrahim El Shahat, head of Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company (UEEPC).
The presidential opening of the Beni Suef plant is yet to be decided as the opening will be attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, El Shahat pointed out.
Moreover, El Shahat announced that the 1950 MW power plant in South Helwan is 85% complete, and the construction, performance tests, and business operations will be finalized by August 2018.
In February 2018, Siemens was preparing to implement the eighth electricity-generating unit in Beni Suef plant and add it to the national grid. The German company now has 20 units across three electricity generating plants in Burullus, the New Administrative Capital, and Beni Suef, Al Mal News reported.
Siemens will be adding a total of 8,000 MW to the Egyptian grid, divided into 3,200 MW from 10 units at Beni Suef plant, 2,800 MW from seven units at Burullus plant, and 2,000 MW from four units in the New Administrative Capital plant, said Sabah Mashaly, the electricity ministry’s first undersecretary for political communication.