Ain Sokhna IWPP power station

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Ain Sokhna IWPP power station is a cancelled power station in Ain Sokhna, Suez, Egypt. It is also known as Ain Sokhna Independent Water and power plant.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ain Sokhna IWPP power station Ain Sokhna, Suez, Egypt 29.67249, 32.33696 (approximate)[1]

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit CC1 cancelled[2][3] gas[1] 457[4] combined cycle[4] not found

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit CC1 Hyflux[1] General Authority Suez Canal Economic Zone


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.[5][6]

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.[6]

As of July 2021 the company Hyflux appears to be liquidating.[7][8] Without other news since 2017, the power plant project is assumed to be cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 2022-07-09. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "". Archived from the original on July 12, 2021.
  3. "". Archived from the original on July 14, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "StackPath". Archived from the original on July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  5. Hyflux to deliver Suez Canal project as BOO not EPC water desalination + reuse Jan, 9, 2017
  6. 6.0 6.1 EBRD pledges €300 million for Ain Sokhna, Egypt, desalination project water desalination + reuse Dec, 7, 2017
  7. Singapore’s distressed Hyflux faces court hearing on liquidation, The Edge Markets, Jul 12, 2021
  8. Commentary: The fall of once-great Hyflux, a unicorn in the Singapore story, Channel News Asia, Mar 8, 2019

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