The Hurghada Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt. The rated storage capacity of the project is 30,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016.


The Hurghada Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by NGK Insulators and Sumitomo Electric Industries.

The key applications of the project are onsite renewable generation shifting and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

NGK Insulators and Sumitomo Electric Industries are the developers. NGK Insulators and Sumitomo Electric Industries are the technology providers for the project.

NGK Insulators and Sumitomo Electric Industries are the EPC contractors for the project.

Additional information

The project is funded by Japanese Government with $89,000,000. The project will comprise a 20 MW solar PV plant and a 30 MW storage facility, which will utilize several different types of battery technology, including lithium-ion and sodium-sulfur batteries. For its part, Egypt’s government will hold a public tender for the project exclusively for Japanese companies that have demonstrable battery technologies ready to go.

About NGK Insulators

NGK Insulators Ltd (NGK) is a manufacturer of industrial equipment. The company produces and sells insulators, line arresters, current limiting arcing horn, insulator assembly hardware, and sodium sulfur batteries. It also provides automotive and industrial ceramics, chemical apparatus, industrial heating systems, and energy and nuclear systems; electronic components, beryllium copper products, and mold products; and gas analyzers. NGK offers its products through a network of subsidiaries, branch offices and production bases. The company caters to industrial and commercial customers in Asia, North America, Europe and other regions. It has production bases in Belgium, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and the US. NGK is headquartered in Nagoya, Chubu, Japan.

About Sumitomo Electric Industries

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (Sumitomo) is a manufacturing company that develops, produces, markets and sells products related to electronics, info communications, automotive, industrial materials, and environment and energy. The company’s major product portfolio includes wiring harnesses, automotive hoses, car electrical equipment, telecommunication cables and equipment, optical and wireless devices, electronic wire products, flexible printed circuits and others. Sumitomo also provides air cushions for railroad vehicle, power systems, power transmission wires, tungsten and molybdenum materials, heat sinks and laser optics. The company along with its subsidiaries operates in Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Sumitomo is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.


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