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Completion of world's largest combined cycle power plants in record time
On March 2nd, 2017, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and further high-ranking representatives witnessed the symbolic inauguration of the first phase of Siemens' megaproject in Egypt. The event marked an important milestone towards the completion of the project.

In collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Siemens and its consortium partners, Orascom Construction and Elsewedy Electric, announced on July 24, 2018 the completion of the Egypt Megaproject in record time. The parties celebrated the combined cycle commissioning and the start of operations at the Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital power plants. The stations will add a total of 14.4 gigawatts (GW) of power generation capacity to Egypt's national grid, enough power to supply up to 40 million people with reliable electricity. With this milestone, Egypt and Siemens have set a new world record for execution of modern, fast-track power projects, delivering 14.4 GW of power in only 27.5 months. A single combined cycle power plant block with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts typically takes approximately 30 months for construction. For the Egypt Megaproject Siemens in parallel built twelve of these blocks in record time and connected them to the grid.

Following the delivery of several Siemens SGT5-8000H gas turbines, the first steam turbine for the Egypt Megaproject began its journey in December 2016 from the Siemens factory in Muelheim to the power plant Beni Suef in Egypt. The main components of the 670-ton cargo were lifted with a heavy-duty crane from the production hall onto a transport vessel standing by at the plant's inland harbor facilities. The vessel transported the SST-5000 steam turbine from Muelheim to the deep-water port of Antwerp where it was loaded onto a heavy cargo ship and transported to Egypt.

After the steam turbines installation, the waste heat from the gas turbines 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 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.

Interview Joe Kaeser

CEO Joe Kaeser has just visited Egypt, where he met with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. In this interview, he speaks about the status of the major power plant projects, which are scheduled to begin delivering electricity in 2017, and explains how Siemens plans to help the country avoid energy shortages in the meantime.

Infographics

World record for the execution of fast-track power projects

The power of a promise - 4.8GW out of 14.4GW in 18 months!

Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated

Siemens celebrates placement of first gas turbines at Beni-Suef

Siemens will boost Egypt's power generation capacity

Power Plants

Ahead of schedule in Egypt

Siemens connects 10 percent more power to the grid than contractually agreed upon. Together with its local Egyptian partners, Siemens is erecting three gas-fired combined cycle power plants, each with a capacity of 4.8 gigawatts, for a total combined capacity of 14.4 gigawatts.

Ahead of schedule in Egypt

Siemens connects 10 percent more power to the grid than contractually agreed upon. Together with its local Egyptian partners, Siemens is erecting three gas-fired combined cycle power plants, each with a capacity of 4.8 gigawatts, for a total combined capacity of 14.4 gigawatts.

Ahead of schedule in Egypt

Siemens connects 10 percent more power to the grid than contractually agreed upon. Together with its local Egyptian partners, Siemens is erecting three gas-fired combined cycle power plants, each with a capacity of 4.8 gigawatts, for a total combined capacity of 14.4 gigawatts.

Ahead of schedule in Egypt

Siemens connects 10 percent more power to the grid than contractually agreed upon. Together with its local Egyptian partners, Siemens is erecting three gas-fired combined cycle power plants, each with a capacity of 4.8 gigawatts, for a total combined capacity of 14.4 gigawatts.

Arrival / Transport

The SST-5000 steam turbine

The steam turbine components are lifted into the transport vessel.

The modules for the first HRSG for Egypt

One of the HRSG modules for the Beni Suef combined cycle power plant is loaded into the vessel in South Korea.

Gas turbines arrive at Beni Suef

Four gas turbines with 400 megawatts each arrived at the Beni Suef power plant. After completion, the power plant in Beni Suef with an installed capacity of 4.8 gigawatts will be the largest combined cycle power plant worldwide.

The Siemens gas turbines are stowed inside the ship's hull

The Siemens gas turbines are lifted from the barge at a height of ten meters in order to move it over the rail. Then the turbines are stowed inside the ship's hull.

The first gas turbines start to Egypt

The first H-class gas turbines for the record order from Egypt will be loaded in Rotterdam on a heavy load carrier and continue their journey to Egypt.

The ship's onboard crane loads the heavy cargo

The onboard crane of the heavy load carrier "Anne Sofie" loads the gas turbines directly from the enclosed barge. The crane is able to lift 700 metric tons.

H-class gas turbines are loaded at Rotterdam

The first gas turbines for the record order from Egypt took just shy of two weeks for the journey from Berlin Westhafen port to Rotterdam. At the seaport the turbines will be loaded for the further way to Egypt.

The first gas turbines are leaving the production hall

The first SGT5-8000H gas turbines for the record order from Egypt are leaving the production hall in Berlin. The gas turbines are scheduled to be installed in the power plant in mid-May 2016.

The SGT5-8000H is transported to Berlin Westhafen port

The SGT5-8000H gas turbine takes the first kilometers to Berlin Westhafen port on a special heavy weight transport vehicle.

Via Hannover and Münster to Rotterdam

The two gas turbines travel nine days from the Berliner Westhafen port via Magdeburg, Hannover and Münster to Rotterdam. From here the further journey to Egypt begins.

The first gas turbines on their way to Egypt

The first gas turbines for the largest order in Siemens' history are leaving the Berlin's Westhafen. The 890-ton cargo will travel to Egypt via Rotterdam, across the Middle Sea and through the Suez Canal until Adabiya at the Red Sea.

The Siemens gas turbines on the "MS Niedersachsen"

The two SGT5-8000H gas turbines will be shipped to the Port of Rotterdam into the barge "MS Niedersachsen". The ship can transport a maximum of 1340 metric tons and sinks about one meter with the weight of one turbine.

Two cranes for the heavy gas turbines

The crane at the Berlin Westhafen port is able to lift 350 metric tons. But the SGT5-8000H gas turbine weighs about 445 metric tons. Only with the support of a second crane the turbine can be loaded onto the transport ship.

Signing Ceremony

Siemens receives multi-billion energy orders
Biggest order for Siemens power generation business ever

In Berlin, Siemens has signed contracts worth €8 billion to boost power generation capacity in Egypt. Together with local Egyptian partners Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Construction, Siemens will supply on a turnkey basis three natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants. These three power plants will each be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also deliver up to 12 wind farms.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Muhamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy of Egypt and Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser (front), the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (back).

Siemens receives multi-billion energy orders 
Biggest order for Siemens power generation business ever

In Berlin, Siemens has signed contracts worth €8 billion to boost power generation capacity in Egypt. Together with local Egyptian partners Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Construction, Siemens will supply on a turnkey basis three natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants. These three power plants will each be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also deliver up to 12 wind farms.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Muhamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy of Egypt and Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser (front), the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (back).

Siemens receives multi-billion energy orders 
Biggest order for Siemens power generation business ever

In Berlin, Siemens has signed contracts worth €8 billion to boost power generation capacity in Egypt. Together with local Egyptian partners Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Construction, Siemens will supply on a turnkey basis three natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants. These three power plants will each be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also deliver up to 12 wind farms.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by (from left to right) Muhamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy of Egypt, the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser. 

Siemens receives multi-billion energy orders 
Biggest order for Siemens power generation business ever

In Berlin, Siemens has signed contracts worth €8 billion to boost power generation capacity in Egypt. Together with local Egyptian partners Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Construction, Siemens will supply on a turnkey basis three natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants. These three power plants will each be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also deliver up to 12 wind farms.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by (from left to right) Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Muhamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy of Egypt.

Siemens receives multi-billion energy orders 
Biggest order for Siemens power generation business ever

In Berlin, Siemens has signed contracts worth €8 billion to boost power generation capacity in Egypt. Together with local Egyptian partners Elsewedy Electric and Orascom Construction, Siemens will supply on a turnkey basis three natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants. These three power plants will each be powered by eight Siemens H-Class gas turbines. Siemens will also deliver up to 12 wind farms.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by (from left to right) Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Quote Joe Kaeser

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