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Wärtsilä supplying engines for Egyptian power plant upgrade

  • 6 months ago (2019-07-30)
  • David Flin
Gas engine plant 31 Middle East 245

Wärtsilä has announced that it will supply additional capacity for an existing power plant in Borg El Arab, near Alexandria, Egypt. The plant is owned and operated by Kahraba, a part of the Egypt Kuwait Holdings (EKH) Group. Kahraba is one of the largest private electricity providers in Egypt.

The engineering and equipment contract is for two Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas. The engines will have a combined output of 19MW, and will increase the plant’s capacity by two-thirds. The existing plant currently operates three Wärtsilä 34SG engines.

This additional utility grid capacity is needed to support the growing industrial base of the area.

The new equipment will be delivered to the site in January 2020, and the extended facility is scheduled to become operational by the end of 2020.