New Capital Power Plant

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Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC)

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New Cairo, Egypt

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EPC+F Contractor; Partner in a Consortium with Siemens

Project Details

New Capital Power Plant

New Capital Combined Cycle Power Plant is one of the world's largest gas-fired combined cycle power plants with a capacity of 4,800 MW.

Engineering, procurement, and construction of 4 power modules of a total capacity of 4800 MW (1200 MW each); each module consists of 2x400 MW gas turbine and 1x400 MW steam turbine including all auxiliaries and ancillaries. Generated electricity to be fed to the 500 KV electricity grid through the Gas-Insulted Switchgear (GIS) switchyard.

The project consists of the design, engineering, fabrication, delivery of materials and equipment, erection, testing, commissioning, startup, and putting into service the combined cycle power plant at ISO-Condition.

Scope of Orascom Construction (OC) included carrying out all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the entire project jointly with OEM. Testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning were also included in the scope of OC jointly with OEM who supplied the Gas Turbines, HRSG and Steam Turbines.

In a consortium with Siemens, Orascom Construction completed two out of three mega power plants in Egypt with a total power generation capacity of 9,600 MW, Burullus and New Capital Combined Cycle Power Plants.

New Capital Combined Cycle Power Plant was completed in a record time, setting a new benchmark for the execution of fast-track power generation project, beside achieving a milestone of 47.4 million man-hours without LTI. The execution schedule was extremely challenging at New Capital Power Plant caused by the challenging site conditions.

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