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Gas supply problems delay Egyptian power plants

Siemens’s construction of power plants in Egypt has outpaced the timelines for local gas production and may leave the country with more capacity than it can handle Siemens’s construction of power plants in Egypt has outpaced the timelines for local gas production and may leave the country with more capacity than it can handle.
By Rachel Williamson 8 December 2016 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 23124
The commissioning of Siemens’s three 4.8 GW power plants is expected to be completed by the end of December.

Several major combined-cycle power plants in Egypt are on schedule for completion by the end of 2016. However, the plants may not be able to produce at capacity because of the country’s ongoing gas supply problems.

The commissioning of three 4.8 GW power plants will be completed by the end of December, in line with the original schedule, according to Sherif Kotb, deputy project director for Siemens, which is building the projects. The first unit, with a capacity of 400 MW, was commissioned at the new...