* Italian oil major Eni has agreed a common strategy with Egypt to build renewable energy projects in the country, the company said on Thursday.
* The first project will be a solar plant in Sinai with a maximum output of 50 megawatts. Construction is expected to be sanctioned next week and completed by the end of 2017.
* The project is part of Eni’s push into green energy, with the aim of bringing 420 megawatts of mostly solar power generation online by 2022.
* Eni, the owner of the massive Zohr gas field expected to start production next year, currently produces about 210,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in Egypt.