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Egypt, COP27 and the green energy boom

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Egypt, COP27 and the green energy boom

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author: Marketing Team

This week global world leaders come together in Sharm El-Sheikh for the United Nation’s 27th climate change Conference of Parties.

This year’s host country Egypt is no stranger to us here at NRL, as we’ve delivered recruitment expertise from our Cairo based branch for over 15 years. In that time our team, including Area Manager Hazem Ayoub, has seen a great deal of change in the engineering sector – as greener energy projects are brought to life.


Egypt’s changing energy mix

When Area Manager Hazem first started supporting EPC and Owner Operators with international recruitment solutions in 2005, the focus was predominantly on oil, gas and petrochemical.

Today it’s renewables such as wind and solar that’s the continued focus for energy companies. Whilst feasibility studies also progress to develop the country’s hydrogen capability.

It’s a regular conversation at business networking events Hazem attends, through his memberships with the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) and French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt (CCIFE), as well as at industry trade shows such as EGYPS and the Egypt Energy event which he recently attended;

“There’s a real excitement about the opportunities to develop green energy projects in Egypt within the local business community. It’s important that we can show the world our ambitious plans at COP27. At NRL we have a strong track record of supporting Renewable Energy projects with the right skilled workers, and we’re ready and waiting to deliver future net zero plans.”



Helping to deliver Egypt’s first renewable independent power producer

When NRL’s international team were asked to support the recruitment of workers to help deliver the Ras Ghareb Wind Farm project, they played a part in a historic moment for the country. The $400 million development, was the first renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) project in Egypt – and went on to win the ENR Global Best Project for 2022 last month for EPC contractor Orascom Construction.

The project provided a great opportunity to upskill local workers, as well as providing permanent career opportunities to work in Egypt’s renewable energy sector.



Securing future green energy projects in Egypt

The country’s appetite to reduce carbon emissions and develop greener initiatives continues at pace, and NRL’s international team were delighted to partner with North South Consultants Exchange (NSCE) to help deliver project loans to support green investments.

Developed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and supported by the European Union and green climate fund, NSCE work in a consortium with STANTEC to assess loan applications from SMEs and award funding.

With the need to technically assess and financially model the benefits of the various projects being funded, NRL’s international team recruited engineers who are responsible for monitoring the green investment opportunities. Helping small and medium sized businesses advance their green innovations and sustainable initiatives – whilst positioning themselves to benefit from local and export markets.



Supporting global green energy projects

If you’re looking for your next international move or are an organisation looking to secure talent globally, then our team of experienced international recruiters are on hand to help.

Those who are based in Egypt or the MENA region, can get in touch with Hazem Ayoub, +20 1222 175 973 or + 44 1483 467 291 -

Or for wider global recruitment support, get in touch with our team at or +44 1483 302 133.

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