Egypt’s Al-Hamra Port Welcomes New Solar Power Plant Inauguration

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Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Engineer Tariq Al-Mulla, officially launched several projects aimed at development, modernization, and enhancing efficiency within Al-Hamra port, including a significant solar power plant endeavor.


Here are the key details concerning the solar power plant:

  • The solar power plant boasts a capacity of 500 kilowatts.
  • The primary goal of the solar power plant is to introduce diversity into electricity generation sources and reduce reliance on conventional grid-based electrical energy. The aim is to generate around 1000 MWh per year, which will significantly curtail energy consumption from conventional fuels and subsequently cut down carbon emissions.
  • Gas Cool Company has executed the solar power plant, with an investment of 11 million pounds.
  • Al-Hamra Petroleum Port’s petroleum sector infrastructure, situated in the new Alamein region, is a crucial opportunity. The petroleum sector is actively harnessing this opportunity to maximize its potential benefits and optimize utilization, as highlighted by Engineer Tariq Al-Mulla, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
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The Minister emphasized a vision and actionable plans being implemented by the petroleum sector to capitalize on the region’s significant potential and upgrade both logistics and petroleum infrastructure within the port area.


The overarching vision aims to align with the expansion and continual urban and developmental growth in the El Alamein region and the wider western part of Egypt.

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