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January 11, 2022

Esna, Egypt

By Carmen

Esna is an 85.68MW hydro power project. It is located on Nile river/basin in Luxor, Egypt. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1989 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1993.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 85.68 85.68 Active Luxor, Egypt Webuild

Description

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

The net head of the project is 5.7m. The project generated 473 GWh of electricity.

The project has 6 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1989 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1993.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of kaplan turbines, each with 14.28MW nameplate capacity.

About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), formerly Salini Impregilo SpA, is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concessions activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Methodology

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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