Local firms are taking major roles in Egypt’s massive power generating capacity expansion. While a host of new megaprojects has been announced recently, smaller projects already under development are being connected to the grid.

Orascom Construction is starting new generating units at power plants under development before Egypt’s recent flurry of powergen contracts, and at a time when the Ministry Electricity and Renewable Energy is pushing to expand capacity to meet an anticipated rise in peak summer time consumption. (CONTINUED - 623 WORDS)