Middle East & Africa Consumption

July 2017

Egypt has been forced to diversify its power generation mix away from gas despite its growing production of the fuel.

In July, Egypt’s Orascom Construction signed a contract to build the 650 MW Walideya steam turbine power plant, but so far no startup date has been provided. The plant will be dual-fuel – capable of burning gas and fuel oil. The country already has two other similar projects lined up – the 330 MW capacity Mahmoudya project, expected to come online this year, and the 1.95...

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