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Siemens Gas Turbine Moved by Road to EGA Jebel Ali in Logistical Feat

Metal News - Published on Mon, 10 Feb 2020

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Emirates Global Aluminium announced that a giant gas turbine, the biggest in the UAE, has been moved by road from DP World’s Jebel Ali port and installed at EGA’s Jebel Ali site in a carefully-planned overnight operation. The Siemens H-class gas turbine, weighing 457 tons and with a length of 13.5 meters, was transported the six kilometres from Jebel Ali port, using an oversized truck. On arrival at EGA, the turbine was placed in its permanent location at the heart of a new AED 1 billion state-of-the-art power block which will further improve the efficiency of EGA’s electricity generation. The entire operation took just over four hours over two days.

The new power block at EGA, which is being developed by JA Power & Water Co, a joint venture formed by Mubadala and Dubal Holding, will be the first in the global aluminium industry to use a Siemens H-class gas turbine, a leading technology in efficient power generation. The new power block at EGA will have a generation capacity of over 600 megawatts of electricity and EGA intends to buy the output for 25 years following commissioning. It is expected to lower greenhouse gas emissions from EGA's power-generation and aluminium-smelting operations at Jebel Ali by some 10 percent, while NOx emissions are expected to decrease by as much as 58 percent. NOx, which is also emitted by motor vehicles, is amongst a group of emissions targeted for reductions under ‘UAE Vision 2021’ to improve local air quality.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 10 Feb 2020
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