Project Name: Assuit West Power Station – 650MW Steam Power Station.
Client: Ministry of Electricity
The project includes one 650 MW steam thermal power plant to interconnect with the National Unified Power System (NUPS) through a 500/220 KV GIS switchyard. It is comprised of one Rankine cycle sub-critical turbine generator unit with a nominal rated capacity of 650 MW using natural gas instead of heavy fuel.
Project Execution and Completion
During Sep, Nov and Dec 2019, Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL), subsidiary of KADMAR GROUP completed transportation of the Assuit Power Station project. In addition, EGL (Kadmar Group) succeeded to deliver accessories and containers to the same site including the arrangement of all types of clearance formalities and getting approvals from the relevant authorities to clear containers in the port.
The site is located about 850 km from the port of Dekhila on the west bank of the Nile river. It was a quite challenging operation scheme that was performed and completed, despite the difficult conditions. One of the greatest difficulties, in addition to the Project, was the discharging of 4 x 228 ts Transformers and accessories. The same vessel delivered other 4 x 228 ts Transformers for another project. The port was congested, so a special arrangement to berth the vessel alongside the container terminal and to secure sufficient storage space for unloading the units at the port of El Dekheila were made. Other important activities were route survey, transport study for choosing the most economical route from the port to the site including bridges study, civil work, crossing cities during the night time, moving under electric high voltage cable, removing traffic signs, removing sidewalks, removing trees all over the route, compacting the ground to bypass bridges, site preparation, soil compacting, shifting from 24 axles 2 Files configuration used during the transportation to 24 axles 2 Files.
Moreover, the reinforcement of Manqabad Bridge made it incredibly hard to finish with a deadline ending after 45 days, so it took time until it was fully reinforced and ready for the heavy units. Furthermore, it was very tough to obtain authorization Yet, EGL was able to achieve success in this project through careful planning without compromising any safety aspects. For crossing the bridge the challenge was great due to the age of the bridge and the direct crossing for a rail connection with a window of just 10 minutes between the train passing which made very difficult.
Special calculations and dynamics test for the bridge reinforcement before and after crossing to make sure that the load will not harm the old bridge connecting Assuit west and east part.
With EGL to the rescue, the incredibly complicated task of building a hyper-modern power station was achieved safely. Today, the power station is helping Egyptian citizens to further grow their economy in ways that no one ever imagined.
EGL people engaged in the project
83 -staff member including: engineers, technicians, administrators, safety officers, escort staff, drivers, mechanics, electricians, riggers and custom clearing staff.
EGL managed to provide the whole scope of operation and avoid increasing costs of overhead cables and gantry, perform the whole project smoothly during 45 days. The Transformers were delivered to the Site in good condition.
First 228 ts Transformers left the Port 12-10-2019
Last 228 ts Transformers delivered to the Site 19-12-2019
Thanks to EGL Project Team for cooperation. EGL continues to impress the market with the well trained staff along with the latest fleet equipment and technology in Egypt. EGL achieved this success through careful planning without sacrificing safety aspects.