The latest news from the Megaproject
Siemens overdelivers on promise in Egypt megaproject
In June 2015, Siemens was awarded its single biggest order ever for the expansion of the Egyptian power supply. Now, only 18 months after the signing of the contract, Siemens has set a new worldwide benchmark for the execution of fast-track power projects. Together with its local partners Orascom Construction and Elsewedy Electric, the company has made great progress in its effort to boost Egyptâ€s power generation capacity by 45 percent, upon final completion of the three power plants.
Milestone for Siemens Egypt megaproject: First substations ready for operation
Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egyptâ€s power grid. When finished, the plants which Siemens is building alongside with its partners will feature a total of six 500/220 kV (kilovolt) substations and will enable a reliable and resilient energy delivery for the people of Egypt.
First steam turbine for the Megaproject on the way to Egypt
Today the first steam turbine for the Egypt Megaproject is beginning its journey from the Siemens factory in Muelheim to the power plant Beni Suef in Egypt. The main components of the 670-ton cargo will be lifted with a heavy-duty crane from the production hall onto a transport vessel standing by at the plantâ€s inland harbor facilities. The vessel will transport the SST-5000 steam turbine from Muelheim to the deep-water port of Antwerp where it will be loaded onto a heavy cargo ship and transported to Egypt.
The steam turbine will arrive at Beni Suef in January 2017. After its installation, 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 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.
First batch of 600 Egyptian trainees return from Germany, commence work at mega power plants
The first 50 Egyptian engineers and technicians, who started their extensive training program at Siemens in April 2016, have completed the initial phase of their training on the simple cycle power plantsâ€ operations. To ensure the career-starters will be able to operate the mega-sized plants, Siemens is building in Egypt, with utmost efficiency at the time of the handover, they will witness the initial commissioning of the three power plants â€ located at Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital firsthand on site. Training for further 200 trainees is underway until the end of 2016, and additional 350 Egyptians are expected to be trained in 2017.
Modules for first heat recovery steam generator on the way to Egypt
The modules for the first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the Siemens Mega project in Egypt have begun their journey from South Korea to the Beni Suef power plant. NEM, as part of Siemens, is delivering a total of 24 HRSGs for this Mega project, which includes three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital.
Siemens celebrates placement of first gas turbines at Beni Suef and new brand claim
Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant â€ set to become the worldâ€s biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.
The first generators for the largest order in Siemensâ€ history are being sent to Egypt
The first generators for the largest order in Siemensâ€ history are being sent to Egypt. At the Siemens factory in Muelheim, the two hydrogen-cooled SGen5-2000H generators are being loaded onto a remote-controlled transporter and driven to the adjacent port.
First Siemens H-Class gas turbines begin their journey to Egypt
The first Siemens H-Class 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.
Egypt selects Siemens for six-substation deal to strengthen nationâ€s power network
A consortium comprising Siemens and El Sewedy Electric T&D has signed a contract with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the construction of six state-of-the-art substations.
Siemens awarded record energy orders that will boost Egypt's power generation by 50%
Siemens has signed contracts worth â¬8 billion for high-efficiency natural gas-fired power plants and wind power installations that will boost Egypt's power generation capacity by more than 50 percent compared to the currently installed base.