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Techint E&C has been awarded the EPC contract for the mechanical balance-of-plant (BOP) of the South Helwan 3 x 650 MW Supercritical Power Plant.

On November 30, the top management of Techint E&C together with the Owner “Egyptian Electricity Holding Company” (EEHC) and its affiliated Company “Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company” (UEEPC) signed the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the mechanical balance-of-plant of the gas and oil fuelled South Helwan supercritical power plant in Egypt.

The South Helwan power plant will consist of three supercritical steam generation boilers, powering the same number of steam turbines with a power generation capacity of 650 MW each, equal to an overall capacity of 1950 MW.

Alessandro Pellegrini, Techint Egypt Branch Manager says: “This is a contract similar to that recently and successfully completed in El-Ain El-Sokhna; nevertheless, it will be even more challenging because it will involve the construction of three units instead of two. It gives continuity to Techint operations in the Power sector in Egypt and it confirms our reputation built along the years with the Government of Egypt Utilities”. 

Construction works at the site will start in Autumn 2016, after the engineering and procurement phases.