BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese consortium formed by two power generation equipment makers has officially won the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for a coal-fired power plant in Egypt.
Dongfang Electric Corp. and Shanghai Electric Group signed the EPC contracting deal with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy Sunday night in Beijing.
The two will provide six ultra-supercritical, near-zero polluting coal-fired power generating units with a total generating capacity of 6.6 GW for the Hamrawein power plant.
The power plant, over 800 km from Cairo, Egypt's capital, is expected to be built in six years to become Africa's largest clean-coal power plant.
Zou Lei, chairman of Dongfang Electric Corp., said the contract is a landmark for China's high-end power generation equipment manufacturers as they bring the self-developed, most advanced ultra-supercritical clean coal power generating technology to the world for the first time.
The consortium beat two rivals to win the EPC contract tender for 4.4 billion U.S. dollars in June.