AAEM wins Egypt nuclear project contract

El Dabaa power plant is in the Matrouh region on the Mediterranean coast, 6km from the town of El Dabaa

AAEM has won a contract to supply turbine hall equipment for Units 1 to 4 of the El Dabaa nuclear power station. The contract was awarded by DEZ JSC, acting on behalf of Atomstroyexport JSC, a general contractor for the El Dabaa project.

Established in 2007, AAEM is a JV between Atomenergomash, the power engineering division of Russian group Rosatom and General Electric (GE).

As per the terms of the deal, the JV will be responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of four sets of steam turbines, condensers, generators and select auxiliary equipment. The company will also be responsible for technical field advisory services during the erection and commissioning of supplied equipment at the NPP site. Over 50% of the equipment will be manufactured in Russia as per the deal.

“I am positive that the eleven-year long cooperation of Atomenergomash Engineering Division and GE Power in developing the joint venture’s high-tech competencies both in the field of engineering nuclear turbine island equipment and in development of advanced production technologies, will provide a principled framework for successful implementation of this project,” said Ilya Vergizaev, general director of AAEM.

The El Dabaa nuclear power plant will comprise Arabelle half-speed steam turbines and Gigatop 4-pole generators manufactured by General Electric, the statement said. The project will include four units equipped with VVER 1200 reactors.

The project is being built under the intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for the construction and operation of the nuclear power plant in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The agreement was signed by the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on November 19, 2015.

GE’s Steam Power CEO Andreas Lusch added, “As Egypt works to diversify its energy production and to support its growing economy, the El Dabaa nuclear power plant, equipped with GE Power’s Arabelle technology, will help Egypt deliver on their ambitious goals.”

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