Kafr el-Sheikh power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Egypt and coal|
The Kafr el-Sheikh power station is a proposed 2,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Although reported in some media as a proposed coal plant, it appears the project would be a natural gas plant.
The map below shows Kafr el-Sheikh, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In March 2015 it was reported that the Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company Ahmed al-Hanafy entered into a US$1.5 billion agreement to "construct another coal-fired plant in the Delta governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh." The project is a 2,300 MW coal plant proposed by Benchmark Power International.
However, according to Benchmark Power International's website, on March 15, 2015, the company signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Government for a 2300 MW gas-fired power complex, not coal.
Project Details of gas plant
- Sponsor: Benchmark Power International
- Location: Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
- Coordinates: 31.111667, 30.945833 (approximate)
- Status: Announced
- Capacity: 2,300 MW
- Type: CCGT
- Start date:
- Coal Type: N/A
- Coal Source: N/A
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Egypt: Ministry of Electricity invests $4.5bn in coal-fired power", ESI-Africa.com, March 16, 2015.
- "Egypt buys electricity from private sector", Middle East Monitor, 16 March 2015.
- "News and Events," Benchmark Power International website, accessed July 2015