EGYPT – Siemens Energy, working with Turboden S.p.A., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Company, started development on the GASCO Dahshour gas compressor station (GCS) in Egypt.
The GCS will increase gas compression by 25%, without further fuel consumption, while reducing CO2 emissions by 120’000 tons per year.
Siemens Energy will supply 20 MWe electric motor driven (EMD) compressors, which will be coupled with Turboden’s 28MWe Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, which is the largest high-temperature ORC system ever built.
The GASCO Dahshour GCS project is a first of its kind. It will exploit the heat from four existing gas turbine trains and from the new highly efficient, low emission, Gas Turbines from Siemens Energy.
“This unique project comes as part of our commitment to support the government in adopting energy efficient and sustainable solutions and business models to further sustain the country’s energy infrastructure, which Egypt already has,” said Emad Ghaly- Managing Director of Siemens Energy in Egypt.
“Dahshour project, with this game changing solution will help reinforce the availability and boosting of natural gas to support South of Egypt.”
Due to the recovery of exhaust gas heat and highly efficient compressor trains, this integrated solution will generate 192 GWh per year of fuel-free electricity.
This energy, powering two 10 MWe EMD compressors, allows GASCO to save 65 million m3 of natural gas per year and cut CO2 emissions by 120’000tons per year, which is equivalent to the C02 absorption of a forest area of six times the area of Manhattan, NY.
Siemens Energy and Spanish EPC contractor TSK
Meanwhile, Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with Spanish EPC contractor TSK to provide the company’s highly efficient energy technology and services to Atinkou (formerly known as Ciprel V), a new combined cycle power plant to be built in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire.
Owned by ATINKOU S.A., a subsidiary of Eranove, the power plant will have an installed capacity of 390 MW in combined cycle and introduces the first F-class gas turbine in the Sub-Saharan Africa. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in late 2022.
Siemens Energy’s scope of supply includes one SGT5-4000F gas turbine and one SST5-3000 steam turbine, each along with a generator, condenser and an SPPA-T3000 control system. Additionally, a comprehensive 12-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) has been signed between the end customer ATINKOU S.A. and Siemens Energy.
“Siemens Energy is proud to be supplying the very first, highly efficient F-class gas turbine to the Sub-Saharan region, thereby continuing our commitment to improve access to reliable and affordable energy in West Africa,” said Karim Amin, Executive Vice President of Siemens Energy’s Generation Division.
“Supported by our state-of-the-art technology and services, this power plant will be the most efficient natural gas fired power plant in Côte d’Ivoire and in the region. It will help to reduce the area’s carbon footprint from power generation and support Côte d’Ivoire in its efforts to become a regional energy hub.”
The SGT5-4000F gas turbine provides high performance, low power generation costs, long intervals between inspections, and a service-friendly design. Optimized flow and cooling add up to high gas turbine efficiency and economical power generation in combined cycle applications.
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