Ain Sokhna IWPP power station

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Ain Sokhna IWPP power station is a cancelled 457-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in As Suways Governorate, Egypt.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Ain Sokhna, As Suways Governorate, Egypt.

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According to, Hyflux, a water industry company based in Singapore "secured a letter of intent for an engineering, procurement, and construction contract on an integrated power and desalination plant at Ain Sokhna in 2016. The status of the project changed to build, own, operate in January 2017" at the request of the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone.[2][3]

The contract covers a 475 MW gas-fired power station and 150,000m3/d desalination plant, and a 25-year operations and maintenance contract. The reported price tag was $500 million." The article also says that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is loaning $354 million to Egypt for the project.[3]

As of July 2021 the company Hyflux appears to be liquidating.[4][5] Without other news since 2017, the power plant project is assumed to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hyflux
  • Parent company: General Authority Suez Canal Economic Zone
  • Location: Ain Sokhna, As Suways Governorate, Egypt
  • Coordinates: 29.6725, 32.3370 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (cancelled): 457 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit: 457 MW (no start-up date)

Articles and Resources


  1. Tom Freyberg Hyflux to deliver Ain Sokhna IWWP under BOT/BOO Water World Magazine, Janurary 11, 2017
  2. Hyflux to deliver Suez Canal project as BOO not EPC water desalination + reuse Jan, 9, 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 EBRD pledges €300 million for Ain Sokhna, Egypt, desalination project water desalination + reuse Dec, 7, 2017
  4. Singapore’s distressed Hyflux faces court hearing on liquidation, The Edge Markets, Jul 12, 2021
  5. Commentary: The fall of once-great Hyflux, a unicorn in the Singapore story, Channel News Asia, Mar 8, 2019