Egypt turning desert winds into sustainable energy by Siemens

Since the Pharaohs commissioned the great Pyramids, the country has been an industrialized nation. But, energy shortages have been a challenge to Egyptian industry. Siemens powerful energy mix system will underpin the country’s growth and economic development. This will benefit all the citizens. There will be more jobs, because business will be able to flourish, people and their families will feel more fulfilled, more comfortable.

wind and power planets- Egypt turning desert winds into sustainable and reliable energy by Siemens

Communities confident in reliable power will be transformed, empowering each Egyptian to dream, create and now put ideas into action with the potential to change Egypt, the Middle East and the world. Building high efficient Combined Cycle Power Plants, sustainable wind farms, state-of-the-art Gas Insulated Switchgear substations to expand the infrastructure for a country fulfilling true potential, that is ingenuity for life.

Siemens state of the art power generation technology under the Megaproject includes three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey Combined Cycle Power Plants, and 12 wind parks with approximately 600 wind turbines.

What does all this mean for Egypt?

Executing 14.4 GW of fossil power generation based on combined cycle configuration on fast track basis over two phases: phase 1 for up to 4.4 GW in an open cycle configuration by the end of 2016; and phase 2 for up to 14.4 GW in a combined cycle configuration by mid-2018.

cycle and power planets- Egypt turning desert winds into sustainable and reliable energy by Siemens

Deploying large wind projects for up to 2000 MW in the Gulf of Suez and West Nile, all energized by Siemens Direct Drive Wind Turbine Generators.

Extending transmission network by building a state-of-the-art 6 GIS substation of 500 KV in record time.

A Long Term Performance contract supported by O&M supervision and provided by Siemens for 16.4 GW.

Fast Track planets- Egypt turning desert winds into sustainable and reliable energy by Siemens

A detailed grid stability study now investigating the efficiency and stability of the current electricity grid to pin-point critical bottlenecks and provide scenario definition, network performance, and analysis for 2015 and the decade ahead.

Improving the efficiency of fossil power generation systems and saving tremendous amounts of natural gas by deploying highly efficient gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCPP) using Siemens H-class technology.


By 2018, Siemens and Egypt will have advanced the history of this vibrant country. The partnership will start to boost power generation capacity by 50 percent to reach a total of 16.4 gigawatts.

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