Egypt’s power grid comes of age as Canadian gold miner Centamin seeks access

By David Whitehouse
Posted on Thursday, 24 November 2022 09:42

Egyptian power cuts have become a thing of the past. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Canada and London-listed Centamin, which operates Egypt’s only gold mine, is in discussions with the government to connect to the national grid and cut its reliance on diesel power.

The government is “very keen” to add the company as a national grid user and the aim is for Centamin’s Sukari mine in the country’s south-east to be fully connected by the end of 2023 or early 2024, CEO Martin Horgan tells The Africa Report. The initial proposal being discussed is for 30MW-50MW of grid power to be supplied.