New Naga Hammadi is a 64MW hydro power project. It is located on Nile river/basin in Qena, 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 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Bilfinger Berger Projektentwicklung, Orascom Construction and Vinci Construction France. The project is currently owned by Egyptian Electricity Holding.

New Naga Hammadi is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 7.97m and 5.56m respectively. New Naga Hammadi underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2002. The project generated 470 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $71.139m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of bulb turbines, each with 16MW nameplate capacity.

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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 Vinci Construction France

Vinci Construction France SAS (Vinci), a subsidiary of Vinci SA, is a construction service provider. The company offers building, civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, and specialty business services. In addition, it also provides building for real estate development; and design, construction, rehabilitation and restructuring of all types of structures such as housing, offices, hotels, trade centers, culture and leisure facilities, medical equipment, social and public, and industrial buildings. The company contribute to road, rail, airport and major infrastructure projects for that the company designs, builds, finances, maintains, and operates. The company caters its services to local authorities, and public operators. Vinci is headquartered in Paris, France.


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