Germany’s Siemens will add 1600MW to Egypt’s national power grid during December through linking the production of four units in Beni Suef and Burullus power plants, reported Al Borsa.

Sources with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Resources stated that the company will be running the four electricity generating units at Beni Suef plant with capacity 1600MW. Siemens will link the production to the national grid after a 10-day trail run. Furthermore, the company conducted tests at the New Capital power plant after securing required electricity from Tibben and Ain Sokhna facilities, with a capacity of 500KV in order to start production from the News Capital plant before the end of 2016.

According to the agreement between the ministry and Siemens, the company will add a total of 4000MW from Beni Suef and Burullus plants, in addition to 800MW from the News Capital plant to Egypt’s national grid within January 2017.

Beni Suef power plant consumes 12mcm/d of gas to support six units with a total production capacity of 2400MW. New Capital plant requires 6mcm/d of gas to feed three units with a total production capacity of 1200MW. In addition, Burullus plant consumes 6mcm/d of gas to support three units with a total capacity of 1200MW.