Upgraded facilities are scheduled to come online in the first half of the 2021 fiscal year
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won a contract for the upgrade of the Sidi Krir and El Atf power plants in Egypt. The upgrade will increase output, improve power generation efficiency, reduce facility downtime and contribute to a more stable energy supply for the country.
Both power stations are said to use natural gas-fired turbine combined cycle (GTCC) generators with a rated output of 750MW, with two M701F gas turbines provided by MHPS as the core components.
MHPS said it has been providing after-sales service for the facilities at both plants, and has been growing a ‘trustful relationship’ with its customer. The contract win is said to be a result of these efforts.
The contract was awarded through MHPS’ Egyptian subsidiary. The project will see MHPS supply upgraded components for the M701F gas turbines, and other generator parts to enhance the efficiency of the power generation facilities.
MHPS will also allocate technical advisors to support the installation and trial operations, while Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Melco) will provide the parts for the gas turbine generators, the statement said.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund the upgrade projects through an ODA (Official Development Assistance) Loan. JICA was also involved in the Cairo North Power Station upgrade project which was awarded in August 2017 and completed successfully in May 2019.