Damanhour New power station

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Damanhour New power station is a shelved 1,800-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Al Buhayrah Governorate, Egypt.[1][2]


The map below shows the exact location of the power station 4.5 km to the northwest of the city of Damanhour within the Zaweyat Ghazal suburb. The location is in the Al Buhayrah Governorate, Egypt.[2]

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In 2015 financing was secured to build the New Damanhour power station.[3] However since then there has been little news. In 2019, due to a large surplus of power, the Egyptian government began considering delaying projects, including New Damanhour. Without any updates in 2021 the project is now considered to be shelved.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: West Delta Electricity Production Company
  • Parent company: West Delta Electricity Production Company
  • Location: Zaweyat Ghazal - Damanhour City, Al Buhayrah Governorate, Egypt
  • Coordinates: 31.085541, 30.428715 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (shelved): 1,800 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit: 900 MW (to start 2019)
    • Combined-cycle unit: 900 MW (to start 2019)

Articles and Resources


  1. Egypt Scientific Work Team Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the New Damanhour Power Plant(1800 MW) West Delta for Electricity Production Company (WDEPC), July 2015, accessed Nov. 13, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 European Investment Bank Non-Technical Summary for the New Damanhour Power Plant accessed Nov. 2019
  3. Egypt gets $600m EIB loan for Damanhour CCGT, Gas to Power Journal, Dec 9, 2015
  4. Egypt reconsider its 2030 plan of expansion in building power plants, Daily News Egypt, Aug 1, 2019