Marsa Matruh power station

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Marsa Matruh power station was a proposed 2,000- to 4,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Matrouh Governorate, Egypt.


The map below shows Marsa Matruh, the approximate location for the plant.

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In March 2016 the Egyptian government signed an MoU with Japan’s Marubeni and Egypt’s El Sewedy to do a feasibility study within two years for a coal-fired plant near Marsa Matruh on the Mediterranean. The ultra-supercritical coal fired power plant was to be built in two phases, each with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts. Port development and land works related to the import, handling and storage of coal shipments were to be included.[1]

In January 2017 it was reported that Japan's Sumitomo had presented an offer to establish a 2,000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Sidi Shabib in Marsa Matruh.[2]

In November 2017 it was reported that the status of the plant was unclear as the electricity ministry was focused on moving forward with a single plant at Hamarawein, the Hamarawein IPP coal project.[3]

As of May 2021 there have been no developments on the project, which appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Marsa Matruh, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt
  • Coordinates: 31.35, 27.233333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 2,000 MW (Phase I), 2,000 MW (Phase II)
  • Type: TBD
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Imported
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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