Assiut Power Plant

  • Project Name: Assiut Power Plant
  • Location: Egypt
  • Company/client: Imagro Construction S.r.l.

Tratos and Imagro Construction Srl cooperation

Tratos has supplied low and medium voltage cables to Imagro Construction as part of the construction change at the Assiut 1000 MW Power Plant in Egypt from a simple cycle to a combined cycle, increasing capacity by 50 percent.

This project helped in delivering more energy to some 3.5 million people in the Assiut Governorate. As the generated power is connected to the national grid, outlying populations have also benefited from this project.

The additional power generated from this project boosted the economic growth of Egypt and improved the living standards of millions by satisfying the increasing demand for electricity in a cost-effective and reliable manner.

Imagro Construction S.r.l. is a heavy construction company located in Milano, Italy and is part of Imagro group. 

Imagro Spa founded in 1997 and headquartered in Genoa, Italy, first specialised in the appliance industry and has gradually expanded into different industrial sectors forging strategic partnerships with large global corporations.

Today Imagro Spa operates in several industrial fields including home appliances, electro mechanics, construction, raw materials, lighting and design. We have the ability to offer global sourcing, advanced logistics, supply chain management, consulting and new technologies.

The Imagro Group now operates from 19 global locations supplying into 26 countries with an annual turnover in excess of €168m.

New Assiut Power Plant 1000 MW

The Assiut Power plant is owned by the Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company.

 Plant Description

  • Eight (8) CTGs, GE (PG 9171E) dual fired Gas Turbine Generator equipment package with all required Balance of Plant systems.
  • The plant uses heavy fuel oil (Mazout) as the main fuel and light fuel oil (Solar) as the secondary fuel.
  • Power generated is stepped up through main transformers and fed to the utility 220 kV grid, via a Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS) switchyard.
  • The plant uses ground water as its water source.

 Major plant commodities/systems:

  • Power Block (Gas Turbine, Generator and Auxiliaries)
  • Balance of Plant (Transformers, Switchgears, Diesel Generator, Auxiliaries, Boiler, DCS and Balance of Mechanical / Electrical systems)
  • 220 kV GIS
  • Heavy Fuel Oil Treatment Plant
  • Fuel Tank Farm
  • Water Treatment Plant

Energy is crucial in achieving economic development

Affordable and clean energy is Goal 7 among the UN Global Goals. A well-established energy system supports all sectors: from businesses, medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and high-technology. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains. 

Besides Goal 7, Tratos is committed to contributing to the related UN Global Goals, such as: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Energy services are key to preventing disease and fighting pandemics – from powering healthcare facilities and supplying clean water for essential hygiene, to enabling communications and IT services that connect people while maintaining social distancing.

According to the UN, 789 million people – predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa – are living without access to electricity, and hundreds of millions more only have access to very limited or unreliable electricity. It is estimated that only 28 percent of health facilities have access to reliable electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, yet energy is critically needed to keep people connected at home and to run life-saving equipment in hospitals. 

If hospitals and local communities don’t have access to power, this could magnify the human catastrophe and significantly slow the global recovery.

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