Siemens has started testing the first generating unit at the giant Beni Suef power plant. Cairo has halted talks on some major projects, but still has a massive development program underway.

Germany’s Siemens has begun testing the first 400MW gas turbine in what will become a 4.8GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant being built by Egypt’s Elsewedy 115km south of Cairo at Beni Suef. The plant’s generating units will be connected to the grid over the period 2017-20.

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