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January 4, 2022

Assiut (Walidia) Thermal Power Station, Egypt

By Carmen

Assiut (Walidia) Thermal Power Station is a 650MW dual-fuel fired power project. It is located in Asyut, Egypt. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in April 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 650 650 Active Asyut, Egypt Upper Egypt Electricity Production


The project is developed and owned by Upper Egypt Electricity Production.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Diesel.

The project cost is $509.437m.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in April 2021.

Contractors Involved

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction was selected as the turbine supplier for the Dual-Fuel fired project. The company provided 1 steam turbine with 650MW nameplate capacity.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction supplied electric generator for the project.

About Upper Egypt Electricity Production

Upper Egypt Electricity Production Co (UEEPC), a subsidiary of Egyptian Electricity Holding Co is a power generation company that offers electricity and power transmission, production, generation and distribution services. The company generates electric power from thermal power plants that use fuel oil and natural gas. It owns and operates thermal power generation plants including Assiut Elwaledya Power Station, El Kurimat Power Station and Assiut Power Station. UEEPC offers services such as residential colony, seminars and conferences, transportation, telephones, clubalastrhat, nursery, clinics and contracts, trips and vactions and faxes, among others. The company also generates power through fossil fuels. UEEPC is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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