EDF is the world’s leading nuclear operator. Electricity generation is inextricably linked to generating plant engineering, both of which are cornerstones of EDF and its business activities.
In Egypt, EDF has built the two thermal power plants Port Said and Suez, emblematic of its contribution to the African development. The Group has been part of the whole chain of the project: financing, engineering, operation-maintenance, etc.
EDF has just realized a consulting contract with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) for the enhancement of the efficiency of operation and maintenance of two steam turbine thermal power plants.
In Senegal, EDF has provided project management assistance to Senelec for the refurbishment of their power generation assets and training for their trainers.
In South Africa, EDF has been part of the recommissioning of units after shutdown at the Eskom thermal plants, and has created the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPI) dedicated to the training of engineers and doctorants to develop their skills on conception, operation and maintenance of thermal power plants.
EDF intervenes also on the commissioning of the Medupi supercritical power plant in construction.
In Côte d'Ivoire, EDF signed a contract for the assistance in thermal engineering with Azito Energie, for the conversion of a combustion gas turbine to a combined cycle unit.
Through its subsiadiary Edison , EDF has 9 permits for gas exploration-production in Abu Qir (Egypt), contributing to approx. 7 % of the total Egyptian gas production. Edison has also participations in an Algerian gas production field (Reggane).
Nuclear energy allows to respond effectively and sustainably to growth in demand with a safe, affordable, low-carbon electricity.
In South Africa, Eskom led to a partnership for more than 30 years, from the construction of the Koeberg power plant. The cooperation fields include operation and maintenance, engineering and training.