Soldo wins order for Egyptian power generation industry

Soldo, a company in the Rotork Instruments Division, has received an order for approximately 1,600 limit switchboxes from valvemaker Alfa Valvole for installation at the South Helwan Power Plant in Egypt.

SoldoThe South Helwan Power Project is designed to increase efficient power generation capacity in Egypt. The project includes a 1,950 MW supercritical steam technology power plant fuelled by natural gas as the primary fuel and by Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) as a backup.

Egypt has experienced rapidly growing electricity demand due to population growth, the development of energy-intensive industries and the use of electrical household appliances – particularly air conditioning. The power station will contribute 10% of new electricity generation capacity which is to be added by 2018, helping to deliver a more reliable supply to the Egyptian economy. The additional electricity generated by South Helwan will be distributed to grid-connected consumers throughout the country.

The project is part of a broader programme which aims to help the country deal with energy policy issues as well as meet the growing electricity demand in a sustainable manner. The programme includes investments in power generation, transmission and distribution, energy efficiency and subsidy reform.

The Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contractor for the South Helwan Power Plant is Techint. AC BOILERS (formerly Ansaldo Caldaie) has been awarded the contract for 3×650 MW supercritical gas/oil fired boilers for the project, with Alfa Valvole supplying the majority of the valves.

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