Egypt’s ministry of electricity has revealed plans to construct a hydropower station to plug gaps in the country’s electric power generation.
The planned 2,400MW pumped storage hydropower station will be located at Ataqa Mountain next to the Red Sea.
The plant will be established in cooperation with Sinohydro, a Chinese state-owned hydropower engineering company.
A growing population and an expanding industry sector are placing more pressure of Egypt’s power supply capacity as demand reaches an unprecedented level.
The country has recently awarded contracts for a series of new projects as part of a wider scheme to boost power capacity.
Renewable energy is expected to be a significant contributor to Egypt’s electric power generation over the next few years.