Mitsubishi Hitachi wins Cairo power station contract


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has signed a contract with Cairo Electricity Production Company (CEPC) for the renewal of the Cairo West natural gas and heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant.

As per the deal, MHPS will renew four existing power generation boilers with a rated output of 1,360 MW, extending their lifetime and enhancing reliability. The project will contribute to a more stable energy supply in Egypt.

The Cairo West power station is located around 16 km northwest of the Egyptian capital, and is operated by CEPC. The rehabilitation project was awarded to a consortium that included MHPS' Egyptian subsidiary.

MHPS will manufacture the boiler components at its Kure Works, and its Egyptian subsidiary will dispatch the engineer for support of installation and trial operation, said the statement from Mitsubishi Hitachi.

The four existing boilers are the No 5 and No  6 units (rated output of 330 MW) supplied by MHPS in 1993, and the No  7 and No  8 units (350 MW) supplied in 2011, it stated.

The Cairo West power station is one of the mainstay facilities providing power to the capital where electricity demand is high, so a stable power supply is critical.

The renewal contract from CEPC follows the contract in August 2017 for upgrades to a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power station at the Cairo North facility.