General Electric Co. has landed a $700 million contract to supply turbine and generator units for Egypt’s first nuclear power project.
GE will deliver four turbine units – reportedly one in each year from 2023 through 2026 - for Egypt’s planned 4,800 megawatt El Dabaa nuclear facility. The units will start operating at the rate of one per year from 2026 until 2029, said Michael Keroulle, chief commercial officer for GE’s Steam Power business, in a phone interview (according to Bloomberg).
The contract has been awarded to AAEM (a joint venture between GE and Russia-based Atomenergomash), which will design and deliver the turbine system for the reactor, according to GE. This would be GE’s biggest contract in the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey so far this year, according to Ahmed Ramadan, president and chief executive officer of GE North East Africa (as reported by Bloomberg). According to GE, El Dabaa will generate enough electricity to power 4 million homes.