Hyflux Ltd 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. This letter of intent will be followed by signing of relevant contracts.
The desalination plant is designed to produce 150,000 cubic metres of water per 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. Excess power will be dispatched to the grid and go towards supplying the Egyptian’s governorates needs.
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 years operation and maintenance contract will be awarded to Hyflux for this plant.
“The entry into the Egyptian market presents exciting opportunities for Hyflux. We are delighted to be awarded the project and honoured to be given this opportunity to work with SCZone.
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,” said Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux. 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.