Rosatom JV wins Egypt nuclear project supply deal

15 October 2018

AAEM, a joint venture between Atomenergomash, the power engineering division of Russian group Rosatom, and global technology major General Electric (GE), has won a contract to supply turbine hall equipment for Units 1 to 4 of the El Dabaa nuclear power station in Egypt.

The contract was awarded by the DEZ JSC (acting on behalf of Atomstroyexport, a general contractor for the El Dabaa project).

AAEM joint venture was established in 2007 to equip the conventional islands of NPPs of Russian design.

It has combined extensive production capabilities and in-depth VVER expertise of Atomenergomash with high performance of GE equipment building based on the Aabelle half-speed technology and the company's proven track record in nuclear power engineering.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying four sets of steam turbines, condensers, generators and select auxiliary equipment, and for technical field advisory services during erection and commissioning of supplied equipment at the NPP site.

As per the deal, over 50 per cent of the equipment will be manufactured in Russia.

The El Dabaa nuclear power plant will comprise Arabelle half-speed steam turbines and Gigatop four-pole generators manufactured by General Electric.

Ilya Vergizaev, the general director of AAEM, said: "I am positive that the 11-year-long cooperation of Atomenergomash Engineering Division and GE Power in developing the joint venture's high-tech competencies both in the field of engineering nuclear turbine island equipment and in development of advanced production technologies, will provide a principled framework for successful implementation of this project."

GE’s Steam Power CEO Andreas Lusch said: "As Egypt works to diversify its energy production and to support its growing economy, the El Dabaa nuclear power plant, equipped with GE Power’s Arabelle technology, will help Egypt deliver on their ambitious goals."

El Dabaa power plant is constructed under the intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for construction and operation of the nuclear power plant in the Arab Republic of Egypt between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, dated November 19, 2015.

The Project will include four units equipped with VVER 1200 reactors. The El Dabaa power plant is located in the Matrouh region on the Mediterranean coast, 6 km from the town of El Dabaa.