Cairo West Power

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Aug 1988
Signature Date 19 Dec 1988
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 1999
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 1999
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23260
Commitment U.A 241,248,161.26
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present is relates to the Cairo West Power. A study launched by the Egyptian Electricity Authority (EEA) in 1986 to determine the least cost option for capacity addition recommended that a 700 MW thermal power plant be constructed as an extension of Cairo West existing units (4 x 87. 5) MW. This led to the design of the present project. The project consists of the procurement and installation of two dual fuel (natural gas/ oil) steam units (5 and 6) in the existing Cairo West Power station and effecting the necessary modifications to existing facilities. In addition, the availability of electric energy is the basis for development of the industrial and agriculture sectors as well as the social development and raising the standard of living.

Project Objectives

The goal of the sector is to make energy available at economic cost and with high reliability of supply according to the reasonably accepted standard. The basic objective of the project is to add about 700 MW of generation capacity to Egypt's Unified Power System (UPS) in order to meet part of the power shortfall projected to exceed 1600 MW by 1992/93.


The project should benefit, in addition to the population of the project area, to the entire Egyptian population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Egypt
Egyptian Electricity Authority (EEA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-FAA-007
Last Update 20 Jan 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Egypt