The first gas turbines for the largest order in Siemens’ history have started their journey to Egypt. Two turbines for the Beni Suef power plant project will be loaded onto a barge at the Berlin Westhafen port, from where they will be shipped to the Rotterdam seaport. Via the Port of Adabiya on the Red Sea the 890-ton cargo will then be transported to Beni Suef. By comparison, an empty Airbus A380 has a weight of 277 metric tons. The gas turbines are scheduled to be installed in the power plant in mid-May.
About the Siemens SGT5-8000H gas turbine
World’s most powerful 50-Hz gas turbines with a capacity of 400 MW
The SGT5-8000H is the world’s most powerful gas turbine with a gross power output of 400 MW. It is designed for 400 MW in simple cycle operation and 600 MW in combined cycle operation. The SGT5-8000H has an efficiency of 60.75 percent in combined cycle operation which makes it the most important component of the most efficient gas-fired power plants in the world.
Environmental protection considerations as well as economic factors were taken into account in the development of the SGT5-8000H. The H-class gas turbine combines the best properties of the proven product lines with innovative technologies. The functional and mechanical design of the SGT5-8000H builds on experience with predecessor models and proven technology.
(Siemens Press Release)