Abu Qir 1300 Mw Steam Power Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Nov 2007
Signature Date 15 Jan 2008
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23260
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 187,268,411.06
Status Completion

Project General Description

Abu Qir project aims to increase the installed power generation capacity in Egypt by 1300 MW, to become available to the national grid in 2012, thus increasing the grid capacity by 4%. The project is part of the 2007 – 2012 power sector investment plan to increase power supply in order to accommodate the expected growth in the demand. This Abu Qir power plant project (with a total capacity of 1300 MW) represents 18.6% of the targeted capacity increase in the Egypt expansion plan. Demand for electricity has been growing steadily in Egypt at about 7% per year as a result of economic and demographic growths. With universal access to electricity throughout the country through the national grid, electrification plays a significant role in supporting socio-economic development and service delivery. The project main components comprises: (A) Civil Works; (B) Supply and Installation of Equipment: (B.1) Steam Turbine Generators & Condensers, (B.2) Steam Generators & Auxiliaries, (B.3) Mechanical Equipment/Pipe Installation, (B.4) Electrical Equipment/Instrument & Control Installation, and (B.5) 500 kV Switchyard; (C) Environmental Monitoring; (D) Project Management; and (E) Wrap-up Insurance.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to support the development strategy of the Government of Egypt and the energy sector goal of supporting economic growth and social welfare by making available reliable and affordable power supply to the various consumers.


The main beneficiaries of the project are: the Egyptian population, the National Electricity Board and Egyptian entrepreneurs.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Egypt
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC)/West Delta Electricity Production Company (WDEPC)
Egyptian Electricity Authority
Government of Egypt


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-FAA-013
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Khaled Mohamed Samir EL-ASKARI
Email k.elaskari@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
31.31104 30.06121 Abu Qir