PHOENIX—Honeywell and the Egyptian Electricity Authority (EEA) signed contracts for the total automation renovation by Honeywell of two EEA power generation plants in Egypt. The value of the two contracts is US$28.5 million.

The contracts, won by the Honeywell Global Solutions Business team supported by Honeywell Egypt, cover the upgrade of the controls at the Abu Qir and Abu Sultan 600 MW power generation plants. The scope of the contracts includes distributed control systems, emergency shutdown, burner management, field instrumentation, engineering, configuration, power generation applications, installation and commissioning.

“Honeywell is committed to growing its presence in the global power generation industry, and the Egyptian energy sector represents an excellent opportunity for us,” said Giannantonio Ferrari, Honeywell COO.

Honeywell is a leading provider of automation solutions and power generation equipment for the growing global power generation and industrial energy market. The company focuses on delivering innovative, value-based power generation solutions and services for superior economic benefits. The solution portfolio covers the range of products and services included in the Egypt projects and also encompasses industrial gas turbines and the new Parallon 75 TurboGenerator for the emerging distributed power generation market.

The two EEA projects are financed by a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and are managed by PSSG Parsons. USAID has provided an average of $815 million annually to Egypt. Since 1979, this money has successfully provided the resources necessary to improve life all across Egypt.

The signing ceremony in Ismalia was attended by His Excellency Dr. Ali El-Seaidi, Minister of Electricity and Energy; Daniel Kurtzer, US Ambassador to Egypt; Raouf Yousseff, Chief of the USAID Mission; and T. Mustafa Swedan, EEA Chairman. Honeywell representatives present included Giannantonio Ferrari, Honeywell COO, Lammert Hielema, Honeywell Middle East vice president, Gamal Edwar, Honeywell Egypt general manager and Doug Frater, Honeywell general manager global solutions business.