GE completes Egyptian gas-fired power plant boost

GE has completed the upgrade of the Banha power plant in the Qalyubia governorate in Egypt.

Meed reports that the upgrade will increase the output of the 750 MW gas-fired power plant by up to 7 per cent during peak periods.
Banha gas power plant
The combined-cycle Banha power plant began commercial operation in January 2014, and is powered with two GE 9FA gas turbines and one steam turbine. The 750 MW of power is enough to provide electricity for more than 700,000 homes.

GE signed a five year contractual service agreement (CSA) in 2015 with the owner of the plant, the Middle Delta Electricity Production Company, for the Banha generation facility

In 2015, GE installed 2.7GW of turbines under Egypt’s $2.5bn fast-track programme to boost the country’s generating capacity for the peak summer period.

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