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November 10, 2021

Burullus Power Plant, Egypt

By Carmen

Burullus Power Plant is a 4,800MW dual-fuel fired power project. It is located in Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 4,800 4,800 Active Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt EL Sewedy Electric; Orascom Construction; Siemens


The project was developed by EL Sewedy Electric, Orascom Construction and Siemens. The project is currently owned by Egyptian Electricity Holding with a stake of 100%.

It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) 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 Light fuel Oil.

The project cost is $2,224.64m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 2018.

Contractors Involved

EL Sewedy Electric, Orascom Construction and Siemens were selected to render EPC services for the dual-fuel fired power project.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Dual-Fuel fired project. The company provided 8 units of SGT5-8000H gas turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Dual-Fuel fired project. The company provided 4 units of SST-5000 steam turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Heat Transfer Technology supplied steam boiler for the project.

Siemens is the O&M contractor for thermal power project for a period of 8 years.

About EL Sewedy Electric

EL Sewedy Electric Co (ELSE) is an integrated energy solutions company. It manufactures and supplies power cables, wires, insulators, terminators, transformers, joint accessories, meters and systems, telecom cables and accessories, fiber optic cables and accessories, wind blades, wind towers and wind turbines. The company provides complete solutions through business lines such as wires and cables, engineering and contracting, transformers, energy measurement and management, electrical products and renewables. ELSE serves different markets, mainly energy and infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential. It operates production facilities in the Middle East and Africa. The company sells products through a network of distributors across the world. ELSE is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.

About Orascom Construction

Orascom Construction Plc (Orascom Construction), formerly Orascom Construction Ltd, is an engineering and construction contractor. It carries out the construction projects for cement plants and fertilizer plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, defense infrastructure, manufacturing plants, power generation plants, public sector buildings, residential communities, transportation networks, wastewater management and treatment plants. Orascom Construction also offers project management services such as project design, planning, construction, asset management, operation, and maintenance. The company serves oil and gas, power and energy generation, bridges and heavy steelworks, and industrial sectors. It has operations in the US, and multiple countries in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA). Orascom Construction is headquartered in Dubai, the UAE.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (Siemens) is a technology company. Its operations span electrification, automation and digitalization fields. The company designs, develop and manufactures products, and installs complex systems and projects. It also provides a wide range of customized solutions for individual requirements. Siemens focuses on power generation and distribution, and intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems. It provides smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, medical technology, and digital healthcare services. Siemens has research and development facilities, production plants, warehouses, and sales offices across the world. It serves customers in various industries such as energy, healthcare, infrastructure, process and manufacturing, and others. Siemens is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


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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