$500m desalination/power plant helps Hyflux enter Egypt market

Hyflux will develop a 150,000 m3/day desalination plant and a 457 MW power plant in the Suez Canal Economic Zone...

Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2016 03 Hyflux Suez

Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2016 03 Hyflux Suez

SINGAPORE – Hyflux has been given a letter of intent for a contract by the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) to construct the Ain Sokhna Integrated Water and Power Project in Egypt.

The desalination plant is designed to produce 150,000 m3/day. An on-site 457 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant will be constructed to generate power and supply electricity to the desalination plant, with excess power to be sent to the grid.

The company first developed a co-located power and desalination project at its Tuaspring site in Singapore (read WWi article).

The total value of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is US$500 million, with construction slated to commence following finalisation of contract terms.

A 25 year operation and maintenance contract will be awarded to Hyflux for this plant. This project is expected to have a material financial impact on Hyflux for the financial year ending 31 December 2016 subject to the signing of the relevant contracts.

In February the group reported its financial results for 2015, showing a 28% decrease in profits (read WWi story).

Olivia Lum, executive chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux, said: “This project is significant to us because it is our first integrated water and power project abroad and demonstrates our ability to put together an innovative solution that is recognised internationally.”

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