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Ten companies to compete in Egypt wind farm bid

CAIRO: In an effort to beef up its alternative energy sources, the Egyptian government has established a list of 10 bidders to build a wind farm in the country.

The farm will have a capacity of 250 megawatts and is expected to be built on the Gulf of Suez.

El Sewedy Cables, as part of a consortium, is among the contenders. Orascom Construction, Enel Green Power SpA, and Electricite de France, are also all in the running, according to Bloomberg.

With this list now established, the bidders will compile their final bids, which they will each submit in the first quarter of 2011, in advance of 2014, when the plant is expected to be fully operational.

The project is being carried out under the auspices of the Ministry of Electricity.

This project is part of a broader effort by the Ministry of Electricity, and the Egyptian government at large, to increase the amount of energy it generates from renewable sources, including wind, hydro and solar.

It is part of the government’s long-stated plan to harvest 20 percent of its energy from alternative sources. Wind is expected to take the lead among the renewable sources, filling 12 percent of Egypt’s energy needs.

The sale of the rights for this wind farm is for a build-operate-own (BOO) operation, meaning that whichever company wins the bidding will be responsible for the design, construction, and operation of the facility. As part of its licensing agreement, it will sell the electricity to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.

Making it to the final list of 10 was a substantial feat, considering reports that there were 34 countries that initially offered bids. Minister of Electricity Hassan Younes said that 72 companies had expressed interest.

A number of the brokerage firms have been cooing about one bidder in particular: Sewedy Cables. According to CI Capital, wind represents 27 percent of Sewedy’s value.

“We reiterate our ‘strong buy’ recommendation for Sewedy,” wrote the firm in a note.

Broadly speaking, this bidding war over the new wind energy plant is part of a general strategy by the Ministry of Electricity to move energy production from the public to the private sector.

The Electricity Holding Company, which is state owned, has an annual deficit of LE 7 billion because of heavy subsidies.

“The government is liberalizing the energy sector gradually to reduce its debt and subsidy burden, and restructure the sector to allow more private sector participation. Electricity is subsidized twice through the subsidy of the natural gas or mazot used in powering the plants and the subsidy on electricity prices,” wrote Beltone Financial in a note.

While the majority of this liberalization has resulted in non-renewable electricity plants being transferred to private hands. But with renewable sources — all under the control of the private sector — expected to account for 20 percent of energy production, wind power is contributing to the march towards privatization.

The Red Sea coast is not the only area that the Egyptian government is moving aggressively to allocate for clean energy. This August, the Ministry of Electricity announced that it was dedicating 1.5 million feddans to electricity production from wind.

That announcement came on the heels of a June announcement of 300,000 feddans on the Red Sea coast for wind farms.

The government has said it is pursuing renewable energy as a means of cost control, since non-renewable sources cost the government billions every year in subsidies. It’s also part of an early effort to move away from energy sources that may dry up in the coming decades.

Egypt has catching up to do when compared to some of its neighbors. Morocco, for example, already generates 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources, a benchmark that Egypt hopes to reach in a decade.

But with all the interest in the latest Red Sea wind project, it is clear that the investment appetite is there.
http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=25782

ADB to finance 23 pct of Cairo wastewater plant​

CAIRO: The African Development Bank signed this week a €53.3 million loan agreement with Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation to finance Cairo’s Gabal El-Asfar Wastewater Treatment Plant (GAWWTP).

The long-term foreign currency loan represents 23 percent of the project’s total cost, according to a statement from the bank.

Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Aboul Naga and ADB Regional Director Jacob Kolster signed the agreement.

“The primary objective is to strengthen the efforts made by the Egyptian government towards wider and improved coverage of sanitation services in the country,” Kolster said.

Egypt has recently upped investments in infrastructure projects, and much of the stimulus package spending has gone to building roadways and wastewater management projects.

The project will provide an additional wastewater treatment capacity of at least 500,000 cubic meters per day to the existing capacity of GAWWTP, the statement read. The wastewater will undergo full treatment, including preliminary, primary and secondary treatments. Provisions are also made to chlorinate the effluent before final disposal.

The contractor building the new facilities will also be responsible for operation and maintenance for two years and to provide on-the-job training to government staff working on the prject.

The catchment area of GAWWTP covers the greater part of the Eastern Nile Bank of Greater Cairo, home to approximately 8 million people, the bank said.

When completed, the additional wastewater treatment capacity will serve an additional 2.5 million people in East Cairo. –Daily News Egypt
http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=25780
 

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Very good to hear, I hope they don't move to the solar power projects because that was my plane it's only 10 years and I will be graduated well 6 actuality but 10 so I become pro and get the plan done ^ ^.
 

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Egypt to launch $548.4 mln water project in Assiut

The Egyptian government plans to begin early in 2010 the construction of a LE 3 billion ($548.4 million) new Assiut Barrages Nile project, the country’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Nasr El Din Allam, said in press statement.

The new project will be jointly funded by the German Reconstruction Bank and the Egyptian government, which will contribute to provide irrigation water to about 65.1 million acres in Assiut and Beni Suef, Minya and Fayoum Lake to respond to the needs of industry and drinking for about 10 million people.

The dams include the establishment of the new hydropower station to produce a payload capacity of 260 GW hours per year, develop river navigation, support tourism and improve traffic links between the two shores of the Nile province of Assiut .

Allam said that the new system comes as part of replacement and renewal made by the government of the main barrages on the Nile and its major branches, canals and main canals and will cost some LE 10 billion ($1.8 billion) until the year 2017. –IntelliNews
http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=26209
 

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what kind of water project is it? but it sound great :D
 

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Egypt to build private power plant north of Cairo​

18 January, 2010 12:39 pm | By Karin Maree

Independent power project will have capacity of 750MW

Egypt’s first new independent power project (IPP) in ten years will be located at Benha, 48 kilometres north of Cairo, according to a local industry source.

The 750MW combined cycle power plant is the first in a series of five IPPs which Cairo is considering developing.

A plan for all five has been put to the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) by a Gulf investor which wants to develop the plants. However, Cairo will invite other interested developers to discuss any rival proposals before making a decision.

EEHC is expected to formally seek alternative proposals for the first project in March. Financial close is targeted for June.

Together, the five projects will have a capacity of 3,500MW.

The EEHC will buy most of the output of the first plant, but the developer will also enter into direct bilateral agreements with private consumers for some of the power output.

It will be the first time that Cairo has allowed producers and consumers to trade power directly and bypass the government. The new approach is part of wider plans to develop a competitive electricity market.

A new electricity law, which will govern the transition process, is likely to be passed in the first half of 2011.

The legislation is currently with the cabinet, which will then pass it on to parliament for approval.

“Even if it passed [by the cabinet] during this parliamentary session, it will not have sufficient time to be discussed in the parliament,” says Hafez el-Salmawy, managing director of the Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency.

Planned elections to the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, in May will cut the parliament’s current session short.
http://www.meed.com/sectors/power/p...te-power-plant-north-of-cairo/3003529.article
 

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Great, Glad to hear so...
 

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cool article i found...
from daily news egypt

CAIRO: Naeem Holding maintained a ‘buy’ status on El Sewedy status, reported Arab Finance, which expects to see wind segments contribute 5 percent of the company’s total revenues (LE 758.8 million) by next year.

Following Friday’s announcement by Electricity Minister Hassan Younes to construct a 200 MW capacity wind farm in cooperation with the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company at the Gulf of Suez, Naeem is looking to profit from El Sewedy cables, the only producer of wind equipment in Egypt.

The expected profits reflect the potential for wind energy to benefit Egypt, particularly in light of Egypt’s ability to produce wind turbine technology locally rather than paying to import it.

The country’s wind resources have drawn international attention following the successful inauguration and operation of wind farms in Zafrana. Europe in particular has eyed Egypt as a potential source of wind power, causing Denmark to partner with Egypt to produce a Wind Atlas, or map of the Egyptian territory coded according to wind speed.

The Atlas identifies areas along the Nile Delta, and in particular the northern Red Sea coast, as areas ideally suited for wind energy production.

The current wind farm at Zafrana was constructed with the cooperation of Denmark, Germany and Spain in 2001 for 360 MW capacity. Additional partnerships with Japan in 2008, as well as Denmark in 2009 will see Zafrana reach a total generation capacity of 545 MW, making it the largest wind farm in Africa and the Middle East.

For the new Gulf of Suez wind farm, coordination with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company will begin following a feasibility study, Younis told reporters. at the Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit, held Jan. 18 to 21.

The wind farm will conduct operations under the BOO model, (buy, own and operate), by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). Although touted as the country’s first private wind farm, the EETC is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Electricity.

In November 2009, 10 pre-qualified companies were short-listed for the BOO contract. At the time, Hafez El-Salmawy, managing director of the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, explained that the EETC will buy the output of the wind farm under a 20 year to 25 year power purchase agreement.

The farm is scheduled to begin producing electricity by early 2014, in keeping with the ambitious goal to see 20 percent of Egypt’s electricity derived from renewable sources by 2020, and 12 percent from wind energy. In pursuance of its stated goal, the New Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) provides assessment, data and technical support for potential renewable energy project developers in the private sector.

Future projects include the Gabal El-Zeit wind farm, also on the Gulf of Suez, while an area of 700 square kilometers — characterized by wind speeds over 10 meters per second — has been laid aside for wind farms generating a total of 3000 MW, according to the Egyptian Wind Energy Association (EGWEA).

Despite the uninspiring outcome of the Copenhagen summit to propel a unified global policy to combat climate change, renewable energy enthusiasts gathered in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit. Initiatives such as Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, an ecologically friendly and carbon neutral development/research hub, demonstrate commitment to pursuing non-fossil fuel based energy.

The recent dip in the cost of photovoltaic panels, used to store solar energy, represents hope for an industry that many saw as cost ineffective. However, according to Heinz Ossenbrink of the EU Energy Institute, recent figures show that costs are falling by 30 to 40 percent and cells are expected to last as much as ten years longer than previously thought.

“By 2020, solar panels in Europe are expected to be price-competitive with energy from the grid for about 50 percent of European homes — with no subsidy.”

Once solar technologies become available at lower cost, Egypt stands to profit substantially from solar fuel as well.
 

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Very nice and Amazing article Keep them up. Thanks alot.

Good to hear they allowing Private Sector in :D
 

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أول مناقصة عالمية لإنشاء محطة توليد حرارية

صرح د.حسن يونس وزير الكهرباء والطاقة، أنه فى سابقة جديدة تم طرح أول دعوة عالمية للمستثمرين المحليين والأجانب لطلب سابقة الخبرة لإنشاء أول محطة توليد كهرباء حرارية فى مصر بنظام البناء والتشغيل والامتلاك B.O.O، وستلتزم الشركة المصرية لنقل الكهرباء بشراء الطاقة المنتجة من تلك المحطة لمدة 20 عاما ونقلها لشبكات توزيع الكهرباء ومنها إلى مراكز الأحمال.

وأشار يونس إلى أن تلك الدعوة تشتمل على إنشاء محطة دورة مركبة بنظام الوقود المزدوج
(الغاز الطبيعى / السولار) لوحدتين بقدرة الوحدة 750 ميجاوات مع إمكانية إنشاء وحدة ثالثة، وقد تم تحديد موقع زمام قرية ديروط بمحافظة البحيرة لتلك المحطة.

وأضاف يونس أنه سيتم تقييم سابقة الخبرة للمتقدمين لاختيار القائمة المختصرة وإرسال كراسة الشروط إليهم لدعوتهم لتقديم عطاءاتهم لإنشاء المحطة.

وأوضح يونس أن هذه المحطة تأتى ضمن برنامجاً شاملاً يعمل القطاع على تنفيذه لجذب الاستثمارات المحلية والأجنبية للمساهمة فى تأمين إمداد التغذية الكهربائية لكافة مشروعات التنمية الصناعية، الزراعية، التجارية والمنزلية بكافة أرجاء الجمهورية ومواكبة التطور المتزايد للطلب على الطاقة الكهربائية.

وأضاف يونس أن هذه الدعوة تأتى نتاجاً لنجاح تجربة طرح أول مناقصة عالمية للمستثمرين لطلب سابقة الخبرة لإنشاء أول مزرعة رياح قدرة 250 ميجاوات فى مصر بنظام البناء والتشغيل والامتلاك(B.O.O)حيث تقدم إلى تلك الدعوة (34) شركة من جنسيات مختلفة، تأهلت منها عشر شركات لتقديم عروضها.

جدير بالذكر أنه يوجد فى مصر ثلاثة مشروعات بقدرة تصل إلى 2000 ميجاوات تعمل بنظام البناء والامتلاك والتشغيل ونقل الملكية بعد مدة تصل إلى 25 عاماً (B.O.O.T)، وتقوم تلك المشروعات سواء القائمة أو التى سيتم إنشائها بنظام (B.O.O) بضخ إنتاجها للشبكة الكهربائية، ويتم بيع الطاقة المنتجة منها طبقاً للأسعار المتفق عليها مع الشركة المصرية لنقل الكهرباء التى تتولى بدورها بيعها لشبكات التوزيع طبقاً للأسعار التى يقرها مجلس الوزراء.
 

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Dana Gas announces two gas discoveries in Egypt

EGYPT. Dana Gas, the Middle East's first and largest regional private sector natural gas company, has announced two gas discoveries in the Nile Delta, Egypt.

The first discovery was at 'El Panseiya-1' in the West El Manzala Concession, which encountered 11 metres of net pay in the Kafr El Sheikh formation and produced 10 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfpd) of dry gas.

The preliminary estimate of the recoverable reserves is from 8-13 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas.

The second discovery, 'South Faraskour-1', also in the West El Manzala Concession encountered 20 metres of net pay in the Abu Madi formation and 1.4 metres in the Kafr El Sheikh formation.

The well tested 16.3 mmscfpd of gas with condensate. The preliminary estimate of the recoverable reserves is 27-57 bcf of gas with associated condensate.

Both the El Panseiya-1 and South Faraskour-1 discoveries are expected to be tied in to the Company's nearby El Wastani gas processing plant by the end of 2010.

Ahmed Al Arbeed, Dana Gas CEO, said: "Our team in Egypt continues to deliver tremendous results. We are delighted that these two exploration wells have been successful.

They build upon Dana Gas Egypt's outstanding 2009 achievement of eight discoveries from twelve exploration wells, which resulted in a 40% increase in proved plus probable (2P) reserves to 132 million barrels of oil equivalent at the end of the 2009."


Dana Gas is also pleased to announce the first production from its West Qantara Concession in the Nile Delta from the Sama Field which was put on stream in February five weeks ahead of schedule, just eight months after discovery.

Dr Hany El Sharkawi, Dana Gas Egypt President commented, "These two wells are an excellent start to 2010. We still have a sizeable portfolio of drillable prospects and our exploration activity will continue throughout the year, as will our development activities."
http://www.bi-me.com/main.php?id=44911&t=1&c=15&cg=3&mset=1031

All these massive gas reserves might actually be beneficial if we get a non-stealling, un-corrupt government. :banana:
 

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they meant by gas the natural gas right? and is it renewable??
 

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Yes, its Natural Gas, and its non-renewable.

But Egypt has tons of the stuff.
 

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yeah but how long will it last?
 

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Im not so sure of the exact time, but we have billions of cubic feet, should last for at least a couple of decades I think .
 

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Egypt raises $170 million for electricity plant

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised a $170 million loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to help it build a 750 megawatt power plant north of Cairo, an Electricity and Energy Ministry official said on Monday.

Egypt, which now has about 25,000 megawatts of electricity capacity, plans to add another 9,200 megawatts by 2012. It intends to spend $100-120 billion to triple capacity by 2027.

"The loan reflects investor trust in the performance of the sector," Aktham Abul Ela told Reuters, adding that the electricity sector had attracted 12 billion Egyptian pounds under its 2007-2012 five-year plan.

The plant, in Benha 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Cairo, is scheduled to come on stream in August 2012, Abul Ela said.

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has already lent Egypt $100 million loan to build a 1,300 megawatt plant , in the Red Sea coastal town of Ain Sokhna east of Cairo.

Around 99.1 percent of Egyptians have access to electricity.
http://af.reuters.com/article/investingNews/idAFJOE62S0CZ20100329

99.1% of Egyptians have access to Electricity :applause: But we need to work on that 0.9%
 

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lol that's old news man don't you know?? me and karim was talking about those 99.1% and the 9% in other topic haha. but those 0.9% are "badw" or people who are homeless/slums so helpfully we can get it to 99.8% or 99.9% by 2014 isA as slums get homes or what ever they do to get rid of the slums from Egypt as you got that article before.

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saddly yes 99.1% have access to electricity but they have a limited access I mean it's not 24/7 i am sure you guys know what i am talking about.
 

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Yes ofcourse I know, Power outages are far too common in rural parts of Egypt, more work needs to be done definitely, but this is a good pposition to start in.
 

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that is for sure. and the new plant the building is even better. I just hope they think of 100 renewable plants before building a non-renewable one. so they have backups in the future isA.

other point I would like to see is that I want these plants to be private too they will boost the economy and make it pro active.

as I heard new electricity company in Egypt as well as new Telecom company and both of them are private which is good I don't know if there is news about it online but yay!!
 

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Nuclear Power to Egypt

كشف وزير الخارجية أحمد أبو الغيط أن مصر لديها خطة لإنشاء برنامج نووي سلمي يتم بمقتضاه إنشاء 8 مفاعلات نووية على مدى 8 سنوات تصل تكلفتها إلى نحو 10 مليارات جنيه.
وأكد أبو الغيط فى تصريحاته للصحفيين على هامش القمة النووية في واشنطن ان تحصين وحماية المواد النووية هو امر يهم الدول وامنها وأن مصر لا تسمح باى حال بمرور مواد نووية عبر اراضيها بدون اخطار مسبق
وقال أن مصر تطالب بإخضاع كافة المنشآت النووية الإسرائيلية للرقابة الدولية بكافة أشكالها.وأكد أن العالم يتخلص من الأسلحة النووية بعد أن أدرك أنها لاتجدي نفعا, مشيرا إلى تقليص كل من روسيا والولايات المتحدة لترسانتهما النووية تدريجيا بغية الوصول إلى عالم خال من السلاح النووي بعد أن انفقا أكثر من تريليون دولار على بنائها.
وقال إن مصر ترى أن إخلاء العالم من الأسلحة النووية هو مطلب مشروع وكفيل بأن يجنب العالم خطر الإرهاب النووي . وأكد على ضرورة استكمال معاهدة حظر الانتشار النووي وضم إسرائيل وغيرها إليها من أجل استكمال عالمية المنظومة.
نفى ابو الغيط فى تصريحاته ان يكون لدى مصر اى نية لتحويل قمة الامان النووى الحالية الى ساحة للهجوم على البرنامج الاسرائيلى , موضحا ان هذا ليس المكان او الحدث المناسب لذلك .واضاف ان هذا الامر ستتم اثارته بالاحرى خلال مؤتمر الامم المتحدة المقرر عقده فى نيويورك فى مايو المقبل والخاص بمراجعة معاهدة حظرالانتشار النووى .
وأضاف أن البرنامج النووي الإسرائيلي الذي يحاط بهالة من السرية التامة, هو الذي أدى للوضع الذي تشهده منطقتنا حاليا من محاولة بعض الدول الحصول على أسلحة نووية.

I am confused. Does he mean 8 years from NOW ???
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I have an opinion about the nuclear thing. I think that we must put our money in other means of renewable energy rather than nuclear energy, such as solar energy (EXTREMELY promising), geothermal energy, and wind energy.
Nuclear energy has many disadvantages. It requires very precise safety measures, and one tiny fault will ruin the whole of Egypt. :bash:
 

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But Nuclear Energy is very clean, and provides MUCH MUCH more power than solar energy. Dont get me wrong, im a big fan of Solar Energy, but having a Nuclear Plant instead of all those smoke emitting plants that clog up Cairo's atmosphere is a better option. Plus, the Nuclear Plants are usually managed by expert foreign companies to avoid disasters.
 
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