Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity is increasingly pushing ‘game-changing’ projects as it seeks to meet growing power demand while in the longer term reducing pressure on overstretched gas resources. The latest addition to Egypt’s key projects list is a 6GW coal-fired plant, for which state generator EEHC has selected China’s Shanghai Electric and Dongfang Electric as preferred bidding consortium.

The decision to go ahead with the project in the Red Sea port of...