EGYPT

Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company (UEEPC) has ordered three 650MW supercritical steam turbines and generators from Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Toyota Tsusho for the South Helwan power plant. The 1.95GW plant will normally burn gas, but run on heavy fuel oil (HFO) during gas shortages. This flexibility is necessitated by Egypt’s current gas shortfall, caused by faltering production at a time of growing electricity demand.

MHI says Egypt’s...