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5 mega construction projects in Egypt 2020

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According to Africa Construction 2019 Deloitte report,  Egypt has the most construction projects with 49, followed by Algeria with 17 projects, and then Morocco with 16 projects. Here now are the major construction projects in Egypt:

FourWinds Coal-Fired Power Plant

FourWinds Coal-Fired Power Plant being constructed in Egypt is set to be world’s largest single-site coal-fired power plant. The coal fired power plant is being constructed at a cost of $11 billion. No wonder it is one of the mega construction projects in Egypt.

The project is being developed by Tharwa Investment in partnership with Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC).

Tahrir Petrochemical Complex

The Tahrir Petrochemical Complex (TPC) scheme comprises of a 1.5 million ton-a-year (t/y) ethylene cracker and a polyethylene facility with a capacity of approximately 1.4 million t/y.The project is being developed by Carbon Holdings at a cost of $10.6 billion.

Originally, the project was expected to be completed in 2017, but was subject to several setbacks and delays, including Egypt’s revolution and the subsequent turmoil. More recent delays have been connected to financing problems. Tahrir Petrochemical Complex is regarded as one of the most expensive construction projects in Egypt.

Alexandria-Cairo-Aswan High-Speed Rail Project

Alexandria-Cairo railway project has been estimated at USD 3.2 billion. The railway will measure 210 km and could ensure the transport of 2.3 million passengers per year.

It includes the construction of five stations, maintenance sheds, administrative centers, control centers, bridges and related infrastructure, the installation of signaling and safety systems, and the laying of railway tracks. According to estimates, construction works to this high-speed railway would take 3 years to complete and the expected profit could be of 11%.

October Oasis 

October Oasis is Mega Urban Development Project spearheaded by New Urban Communities’ Authority at the Ministry of Housing. It is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city.

Construction cost for October Oasis has been put at $8.5 billion allowing it to rank as one of the biggest construction projects in Egypt.

The city’s name commemorates the commencement of the 1973 Arab–Israeli War on 6 October 1973, the same date chosen as Egypt’s Armed Forces Day.

Hurghada – Luxor High Speed Rail

The network includes three lines that will be executed in order of priority. The first links Ain Sokhna to New Alamein. It will start from the New Administrative Capital (NAC) passing through Ain Sokhna and 6th of October City until New Alamein. There will be a branch at Nubareya that extends to Alexandria through Borg al-Arab city.

The first phase of that line will stretch from NAC until the 6th of October City over 122 kilometers and be linked with Rod al-Farag Axis. The second phase will extend from 6th of October City untill New Alamein over 210 kilometers passing in parallel to Rod alFarag – Dabaa axis. That phase will have a branch line that starts from Nubareya at Beheira governorate and ends in Alexandria passing through Borg al-Arab over 99 kilometers. The third phase links NAC with Ain Sokhna, and lies over 92 kilometers.

The second line links 6th of October City with Upper Egyptian governorates until Aswan. The third line will start from Ain Sokhna and passes through Marsa Alam and Hurghada until it ends in Luxor. Ain Sokhna and Luxor will be the junction stations of the first and third lines. The speed of passenger and freight trains will be 250 km/h and 160 km/h respectively.

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