Siemens reported on August 11, 2016, that the company´s modules for the first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) began their journey from South Korea to the egyptian Beni Suef power plant.
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The boiler is scheduled to be installed at the plant on its arrival in mid-September 2016. The power plant is set to become the world's biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.
NEM, part of Siemens and a leading global company in the field of heat transfer technology, is delivering a total of 24 heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) for this mega project, which includes three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital. In total eight boilers will be installed in each plant.
The modules for the first HRSG begin their 5 week journey at the port of Ulsan in South Korea in the Sea of Japan, where it will be loaded into a heavy lift vessel.
From there, it will be shipped after a short stop at Tanjung Langsat Port in Malaysia to co-load main steel and casings for the same project to the Port of Adabiya on the Red Sea, said a statement.
Onshore, the several tonne cargo will be transported to the natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Beni Suef. This plant will be powered by eight Siemens SGT5-8000H gas turbines, selected for their high output and efficiency.
In each of the eight HRSGs the exhaust gas from these turbines will be used to produce high-pressure steam and drive the four steam turbines installed in the power plant.
The overall NEM project scope for the three combined cycle power plants include engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 24 vertical triple-pressure reheat once-through HRSGs. This type of HRSG was chosen for its fast and flexible startup and relatively light weight and small footprint. Each boiler contains 24 modules and approximately 14,000 single tubes, each around 20 m in length.