EU-Egypt ink new energy partnership

They aim to open up investment opportunities and tap into the “immense potential” in solar, wind and gas

UK uni contributes to concentrated solar in Egypt

The site features a combination of advanced solar energy-producing technologies, a water desalination process and a cooling unit

Egyptian LNG on the way towards the UK

The Maran Gas Apollonia vessel will deliver its LNG cargo to the Dragon LNG import facility in Milford Haven

BP starts gas production offshore Egypt

BP has announced the start of gas production from the Atoll Phase One project, offshore Egypt. It is producing 350 million cubic feet of gas a day – which is directed to the national grid – and 10,000 barrels of condensate a day. Located in the North Damietta concession in the East Nile Delta, it […]

Egypt to bolster grid by 20GW before 2020

Egypt plans to add 20GW of electrical generation capacity to its grid in the next two years. Media reports from national news suggest the total capacity of conventional power plants in the country now totals 37.9GW, in addition to 890MW of renewable energy. By 2020, the plan is expected to add 20.1GW to the country’s […]

Siemens Gamesa secures 262MW deal in Egypt

Siemens Gamesa has secured a 262MW turbine supply and 15-year maintenance contract in Egypt. The firm will install 125 of its G97-2.1 MW turbines at Gulf of Suez wind farm, located in Ras Ghareb. It received this order from a consortium made up of ENGIE, the Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation and Egyptian […]

Egypt joins global scheme to end gas flaring

Egypt has joined a global initiative to end the routine flaring of gas at oil production sites. It will join the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative, which aims to bring together governments, oil companies and development institutions who agree the practice is unsustainable from a resource management and environmental perspective. ‘Associated gas’ is extracted […]

Egyptian solar gets £72.9m boost from UK

An 800MW solar project in Egypt has received a £72.9 million loan from a UK Government-owned finance group. CDC is providing the finance to the Nubian Suns facility to help the country achieve its green energy targets, meet demand and create jobs. The organisation is part of an International Finance Corporation-led syndicate providing the project […]

Sun’s out for Egyptian solar with $87m loan

Two solar plants in Egypt with a combined capacity of 80MW are to receive a loan of $87 million (£66m). Renewable energy developers Infinity Solar Energy SAE and ib vogt GmbH will have funding provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO). […]

Rosneft closes $1.1bn Zohr field oil deal

Rosneft has bought a 30% stake in the Zohr gas field for $1.125 billion (£850m). The Russian state-owned energy giant acquired the stake, which is the largest in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea, from Italian company Eni S.p.A. The agreement stipulates a strategic partnership between Rosneft and Eni, which will own a 60% […]