Cooperation signed on national efforts on exploring geothermal potential in Egypt

Egyptian partners signing the agreement, July 2019 (source: Ashrqalawsat)
Alexander Richter 21 Jul 2019

A collaboration agreement was signed by national players, both private and public on exploring the feasibility of geothermal energy utilisation for power generation in Egypt.

As reported locally, the South Valley Egyptian Petroleum Holding Company, the New and Renewable Energy Development and Use Authority and the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysics Research have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding for Geothermal Energy.

This comes within the framework of the contribution of the Ministry of Petroleum expertise and cadres in activating the strategy of the State to raise the contribution of renewable energy in the production of electric power to 20%.

The meeting was attended by Eng. Mohamed Abdel-Azim, President of South Valley Company, Dr. Mohamed El-Khayat, CEO of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, and Dr. Gad El-Qadi, President of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Executive Vice President for Research and Research, and Sebastian Shelde, North Africa Energy Projects Manager, German Construction Bank.

Eng. Mohamed Azim, President of South Valley, said that the project is witnessing a tripartite cooperation between technical entities represented by South Valley and Economic entity represented by the New and Renewable Energy Authority and the scientific entity represented by the Institute of Astronomical Research, explaining that the South will provide all the necessary data to the economic feasibility of the project to exploit geothermal energy in the production of electric power, which is one of the projects that contribute to the realization of the State strategy to increase the contribution of renewable energies and natural resources in the production of electricity to 20%.

Source: Alshrqalawsat