Kafr el-Sheikh power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Egyptcoal}} The Kafr el-Sheikh power station is a proposed 2,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Although reported in some media as a proposed coal plant, it appears the project would be a natural gas plant.

Location

The map below shows Kafr el-Sheikh, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background

In March 2015 it was reported that the Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company Ahmed al-Hanafy entered into a US$1.5 billion agreement to "construct another coal-fired plant in the Delta governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh."[1] The project is a 2,300 MW coal plant proposed by Benchmark Power International.[2]

However, according to Benchmark Power International's website, on March 15, 2015, the company signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Government for a 2300 MW gas-fired power complex, not coal.[3]

Project Details of gas plant

  • Sponsor: Benchmark Power International
  • Developer:
  • Location: Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Coordinates: 31.111667, 30.945833 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Capacity: 2,300 MW
  • Type: CCGT
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: N/A
  • Coal Source: N/A
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Egypt: Ministry of Electricity invests $4.5bn in coal-fired power", ESI-Africa.com, March 16, 2015.
  2. "Egypt buys electricity from private sector", Middle East Monitor, 16 March 2015.
  3. "News and Events," Benchmark Power International website, accessed July 2015

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