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.
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.
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.
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.
As of May 2021 there have been no developments on the project, which appears to be abandoned.
- 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:
Articles and resources
- "ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC, in a Consortium with Japan’s MARUB ENI Corporation, signs an MoU with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company for a 4,000 megawatts West Matrouh Coal Fired Power project on EPC‐plus‐Finance basis," Elsewedy, 02 Mar 2016
- "Electricity Ministry contracts with Tractebel to assess offers for $10bn coal-fueled power plant: Seven companies make their bids," Daily News Egypt, January 25, 2017
- "Egypt Energy Brief," Egypt Energy Monitor, Nov 30, 2017