German engineering company Siemens has shipped the modules for the first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the company’s mega project in Egypt.

The boiler will travel from South Korea to Egypt’s Beni Suef power plant, to be installed in the middle of September. The project features three 4.8GW turnkey combined-cycle power plants located in Beni Suef, New Capital, and Burullus in Egypt.

As part of the project, Siemens Dutch subsidiary NEM is supplying a total of 24 HRSG, with eight boilers to be deployed at each plant. Modules for the first have been shipped from the port of Ulsan in South Korea in the Sea of Japan, where it will be loaded into a heavy lift vessel.

"The HRSG boiler will travel from South Korea to Egypt’s Beni Suef power plant, to be installed in the middle of September."

This equipment will be transported to the site after a short stop at Tanjung Langsat Port in Malaysia to co-load main steel and casings to the Port of Adabiya on the Red Sea. It will eventually be transported to the natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, which will be equipped by eight Siemens SGT5-8000H gas turbines.

Exhaust gas from the turbines in each of the eight HRSG will be used to generate high-pressure steam, which would be able to operate the four steam turbines deployed at the plant. Under the terms of the deal, NEM will carry out engineering, manufacturing, and delivery of 24 vertical triple-pressure reheat once-through HRSG for the three plants.

Each boiler is equipped with 24 modules and nearly 14,000 single tubes, each of approximately 20m in length.

Image: One of the HRSG modules for the Beni Suef power plant is loaded into the vessel in South Korea. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.