Orascom Construction has secured a $100m (EGP1.8bn) contract to build a power plant in Egypt.

Located in Walideya, the steam-turbine facility will have a capacity of 650MW.

The scope of Orascom’s contract includes the full civil works package for the project.

The contractor stated that the development’s proximity to its existing power plant project in Assuit will facilitate efficient mobilisation on the site.

Orascom is currently building power plants with a total capacity of 11,000MW, including the two largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plants (CCPPs) in the world.

Dutch lifting firm, Mammoet, recently revealed details of how it transformed a small fishing port into a heavy-lifting facility to aid the construction of Egypt’s Burullus Power Plant – one of the two aforementioned megaprojects.

Osama Bishai, chief executive officer of Orascom Construction, was recently included in 24th place on Construction Week’s 2017 Power 100, our annual ranking of the Middle East’s most influential construction professionals.