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November 22, 2021

Ataka Mount, Egypt

By Carmen

Ataka Mount is a 2,400MW hydro power project. It is planned in Suez, Egypt. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 2,400 2,400 Permitting Suez, Egypt Egyptian Electricity Holding


The project is being developed and currently owned by Egyptian Electricity Holding.

Ataka Mount is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project will be 600m. The project cost is expected to be around $2,600m.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Contractors Involved

Sinohydro is expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

About Egyptian Electricity Holding

Egyptian Electricity Holding Co is a electric utility company. The company is responsible for all power plants, transmission and distribution in the arab republic of Egypt and specializes in electricty, electricityproduction, electricitytransmission, and electricitydistribution. It is headquartered in El-Abaseya, 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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