South Helwan power station

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South Helwan power station is a 2,010-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt.[1][2]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Beni Suef, Al Minya Governorate, Egypt.[1]

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The South Helwan power station construction began on October 25, 2011. It is a project of the Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co. which in turn is a subsidiary of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. The $446.5 million project is located 15 km north of Beni Suef city.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co.
  • Parent company: The Egyptian Electricity Holding Co.
  • Location: Ismailia Desert Rd, Atfih, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
  • Coordinates: 29.219111, 31.220704 (exact)
  • Gross capacity: 1,950 MW
    • Combined-cycle units 1-3: 670 MW per unit

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP South Helwan 3x650 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant: SUMMARY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT African Development Bank, August 2011
  2. Power Technology South Helwan Supercritical Power Plant Verdict Media Limited, accessed Nov 13, 2019
  3. مشروع جنوب حلوان 3 × 650 م.وات organizational website, accessed Nov 21, 2019