First Siemens gas turbines begin their journey to Egypt
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)