Egypt - Suez 650 MW Steam Cycle Thermal Power Plant Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2010
Signature Date 08 Aug 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23260
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 302,234,320.43
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Suez 650 MW Steam cycle thermal power plant project aims to increase the power generation capacity in Egypt leading to the enhancement of socio-economic development. It involves the design, supply, construction and commissioning of a 650 MW steam power plant to be located in the vicinity of Suez city approximately 150 km east of Cairo. The power station will be dual (gas / mazout) fired with a gross installed electrical generating capacity of (650 MW). To evacuate the power generated from Suez power plant it is planned to interconnect to the 220 kV network through the rehabilitation of the existing double circuit over-head transmission line to Suez (2) and implementing two additional 220 KV underground cables. The main components of the project are: A) civil works, B) supply and installation; C) environmental monitoring, and D) project management and; E) wrap-up Insurance.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to increase the capacity and maintain the reliability of the power generation system to contribute toward meeting the electricity demand on the Unified Power System (UPS) in the shortto-medium term.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the population of Ettaqa District and those of Suez Gulf Governorate with an estimated population of 0.511 million (2006). Since the power to be generated will feed into the national grid through the UPS, the overall beneficiaries will be the national population that will benefit from an increase in reliable power supply.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-FAA-016
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Khaled Mohamed Samir EL-ASKARI

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
29.9737 32.5263 Suez