Mitsubishi Power signs three long-term service agreements in Egypt’s power sector

10 June 2021
Mitsubishi Power signs three long-term service agreements in Egypt’s power sector

Mitsubishi Power has signed three simultaneous 16-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) in Egypt covering six M701F gas turbines, with two each delivered to Cairo North GTCC, Sidi Krir and El Atf power stations.

The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group said the plants operate natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) generators with a rated output of 750mW. Mitsubishi Power said it has been mandated to ensure stable, high-availability operation of the facilities by providing maintenance, management, parts supply, parts repair and remote monitoring services for the gas turbines, and enhance the power supply stability throughout Egypt.

The LTSA signing ceremony was held at Sidi Krir Power Station, some 50km west of Alexandria on May 31. Besides Mitsubishi Power and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries regional executives, the attendees included senior representatives from Egypt’s ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), the Embassy of Japan in Egypt (EoJ), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Cairo Office.

Gaber Dussoki, chairman of the EEHC, said: “We highly trust and appreciate the Japanese manufactures’ technology, especially Mitsubishi Power who showed full commitment to fulfil the EEHC requirements through our long and historical cooperation.”

Carlos Gonzalez Peton, CEO of Mitsubishi Power Europe, Ltd, the company’s London-based subsidiary that overseas operations in the EMEA region, said: “This year marks the 10th anniversary of Mitsubishi Power Group’s establishment of a local service organisation in Egypt. Thanks to the significant support provided from Japan, we provide our local market with safe, timely and high-quality power generation systems and services, ensuring results exceed our customers’ expectations. Now, with the conclusion of this 16-year LTSA, we will be able to continue to provide our customers in Egypt with optimal responsive services and by doing so we look forward to further enhancing our ties of friendship.”

The ceremony also celebrated 80% progress of the upgrade and rehabilitation of the JICA-financed contract signed in May 2019 for the two power stations at Sidi Krir and El Atf Power Stations. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, they are expected to be fully completed by November.

Sidi Krir Power Station and El Atf Power Station ordered upgrades to increase their output, improve their power generation efficiency, and reduce facility downtime. The upgrade to Cairo North GTCC plant was completed in May 2019, and it is now in operation with improved efficiency and output.