Egypt’s first nuclear power plant gets 4 nuclear turbines from GE Power

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On Tuesday, General Electric Power (GE) announced that it won the contract to deliver turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt.

GE will provide four nuclear turbine generator sets, including the Arabelle half-speed steam turbines, and provide technical expertise for the on-site installation and commissioning.

In order to meet the growing electricity demands in the country, it will need 1.5GW each year – an estimated 6 percent increase year over year until 2022.

“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 in a statement released on Tuesday.

Once the El Dabaa nuclear power plant becomes fully operational it will produce 4.8GW of energy.