Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has secured a contract from Cairo Electricity Production Company (CEPC) to upgrade the 750 MW Cairo North combined cycle gas-fired power plant Module I in Egypt.

The power station, located 20 KM north of Cairo, uses two M701F gas turbines as the core component and the upgrade is dedicated to assisting CEPC, a subsidiary of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), to increase output, enhance energy generation efficiency and cut downtime losses through extension of the inspection intervals.
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Currently, the plant uses gas turbines provided by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and steam turbines provided by Hitachi.

The upgraded parts to be supplied by MHPS for the M701F gas turbines include spare rotors, upgraded control system and parts for the steam turbine and generators, among others.

To support the installation and commissioning phase, MHPS will also dispatch technical advisors as part of the contract.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) will manufacture the parts for gas turbines’ generators.

Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide funding for the project.