Damietta Power

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Dec 1986
Signature Date 30 Oct 1987
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1997
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1997
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23260
Commitment U.A 100,260,247.29
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Damietta Power Project is designed to meet the growing electricity needs in Egypt. It provides for the construction of a combined cycle power plant, fueled with natural gas and /or fuel with a capacity of 600 MW and the installation of lines necessary for the transmission of electricity, for connection to the national grid , the construction of a gas pipeline from the Abu Madi gas field and related consultancy services. The main components of the project are as follows : A) Gas turbine generators; B) Civil works (phase I); C) Swithyard; D) Heat recovery boilers; E) Steam turbine generators; F) Civil works (phase II); G) General mechanical/ electrical works; H) Transmission lines; I) Gas pipeline; and J) consultancy services.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to economically compensate for the lack of electricity production by Egypt's unified electricity system; this production deficit is expected to reach about 978 MW, or 13% of total peak demand in 1990.


The final beneficiaries of the project are the people of Damietta Governorate and the entire Egyptian population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Egyptian Electricity Authority (EEA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-FAA-006
Last Update 20 Jan 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Egypt