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Siemens picks up pace in the Egypt Megaproject

Company working on delivering steam turbines to power plants

| | Feb 5, 2017 | 5:39 pm
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Egypt: Siemens has said that it has set a new benchmark for the execution of fast-track power projects in Egypt, 18 months after the signing of the contract. Together with its local Egyptian partners, the company said that it is supplying, on a turnkey basis, three natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants, each with a capacity of 4.8GW, for a total combined capacity of 14.4GW.

In December, the company said that the first steam turbine for the Egypt Megaproject began its journey from the Siemens factory in Muelheim to the power plant Beni Suef in Egypt. The main components of the 670-tonne cargo, with the SST-5000 steam turbine, were lifted with a heavy-duty crane from the production hall onto a transport vessel standing by at the plant’s inland harbour facilities, stated the company.

After the steam turbines installation, the company revealed that the waste heat from a gas turbine will be used to produce steam that will then drive the steam turbine, thus increasing the overall power output and efficiency of the power plant. In total, Siemens said that it will deliver twelve SST-5000 steam turbines for the Egyptian power plants – Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital. All of these steam turbines will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Muelheim, it added.

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