Australian energy group Worley Limited said on 30 December that it had won a contract to advise Egypt in building its first nuclear power plant.

Worley – formerly WorleyParsons – said the contract with Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) was for the construction of a nuclear plant at El Dabaa, west of Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast.

Worley will provide services including engineering and design review, project management, procurement, construction management and training. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The El Dabaa nuclear power plant, to be built and finance by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will have four VVER-1200 reactors. Worley has worked with NPPA since 2009 and the new contract runs until 2030.