Aswan High dam is a 2,100MW hydro power project. It is located on Nile river/basin in Aswan, Egypt. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967. Buy the profile here.

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

The hydro reservoir capacity is 169,000 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 74m. The project generated 10,000 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967.

Contractors involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 12 units of francis turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Electrosila supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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About Technopromexport

Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Prominvest of Rostec State Corporation, is a state owned engineering company that specializes in the construction of power projects. The company carries out the construction of various energy facilities including thermal power plants such as combined-cycle, gas-turbine, geothermal and diesel; hydroelectric power plants; RES based plants; power transmission lines and substations; geothermal power plants; and facilities for oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Technopromexport is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.