GE Power to sup­ply 4 nu­clear tur­bine is­lands to Egypt

GE Power’s tech­nol­ogy will sup­port Egypt’s en­ergy plan to diver­sify and se­cure its en­ergy sup­ply

Utilities Middle East - - NUCLEAR UPDATE -

GE Power has an­nounced it won the con­tract to de­liver the tur­bine is­land equip­ment for El Dabaa nu­clear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its joint ven­ture with Atomen­er­go­mash.

GE Power will sup­ply the ba­sic de­sign of four con­ven­tional is­land, sup­ply four nu­clear tur­bine gen­er­a­tor sets, in­clud­ing the Ara­belle half-speed steam tur­bines, and pro­vide tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise for the on-site in­stal­la­tion and com­mis­sion­ing.

“As Egypt works to diver­sify its en­ergy pro­duc­tion and to sup­port its grow­ing econ­omy, the El Dabaa nu­clear power plant, equipped with GE Power’s Ara­belle tech­nol­ogy, will help Egypt de­liver on their am­bi­tious goals,” said An­dreas Lusch, CEO of GE’s Steam Power.

“To­day, the Ara­belle is help­ing to de­liver more than 20GW of power around the world and we will lever­age this ex­pe­ri­ence and know-how to de­liver re­li­able, de­pend­able and CO2 free en­ergy to the Egyp­tian grid.”

Elec­tric­ity de­mand in Egypt has in­creased rapidly as a re­sult of their grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and in­creas­ing in­dus­trial ac­tiv­ity. It’s es­ti­mated that an ad­di­tional 1.5GW of new ca­pac­ity will be needed each year – that’s a 6% in­crease year over year un­til 2022.

To sup­port this in­creas­ing de­mand with­out black­outs, Egypt has an am­bi­tious en­ergy plan which in­cludes di­ver­si­fy­ing its in­stalled base. El Dabaa nu­clear power plant will help de­liver on that plan by sta­bil­is­ing the Egyp­tian grid with de­pend­able, CO2 free en­ergy and hav­ing a pre­dictable low cost of elec­tric­ity.

Once in oper­a­tion, El Dabaa will pro­duce 4.8GW – enough to power up more than 4 mil­lion homes in Egypt.

The Ara­belle steam tur­bine has been in oper­a­tion for the past 18 years .

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