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DB Schenker coasts to Burullus

June 20 - DB Schenker is working with Mammoet to manage the transportation of 100,000 tons (90,718.5 tonnes) with 400,000 cu m of freight to Burullus, Egypt for a gas-fired power station with equipment supplied by Siemens.

Three separate 4.8 GW natural gas-fired power stations are being built in Egypt; power will be generated by eight Siemens gas turbines and four steam turbines.

The individual components include turbines, generators, transformers and boilers, with single weights up to almost 500 tons (454 tonnes). Each of the three power stations requires 248 of these components in total, says DB Schenker.

The construction of the Burullus power plant is a major logistical operation with oversized and heavy components and modules arriving from around the world.

These could all be received at the Port of Alexandria but transport by road to the construction site was virtually impossible with many roads and bridge crossings totally unsuited for the size and weight of the components.

Mammoet together with DB Schenker and local Egyptian partner NOSCO proposed a different approach: upgrading the local Burullus fishing port which is located much closer to site.
 The fishing port was turned into a heavy lift terminal by reinforcing 125 m of quay and increasing ground bearing pressure from three to 20 tons per sq m.

Key in the upgrading was the installation of Mammoet's Terminal Crane, which has a 600-ton (544-tonne) capacity, with low ground bearing pressure which has been designed specifically to turn ports and quaysides into heavy lifting facilities.

Other civil works included upgrading internal port roads, widening of the port gate, preparing 6,000 sq m of laydown area and dredging of the port basin and navigation channel from 3 to 5.5 m to allow for the draft of coaster vessels.

The heavy components from European and US ports is being shipped straight to the Burullus fishing port, which is 16 km from the construction site. Parts from Asia arrive at the Port of Alexandria where they are reloaded onto smaller coaster vessels that can access the port at Burullus.

DB Schenker said it expects to complete the transport operations by September 2017.

n 2016, Siemens, together with local partners, started construction of the Burullus power plant - one of three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey power plants in Egypt, each of them being the biggest combined cycle power operation in the world. The mega project also includes 12 wind parks with approximately 600 wind turbines. The entire project will boost Egypt's power generation by 50%. Upon completion, the power plants will supply 45 million Egyptians with electricity.  For the Burullus combined cycle power plant logistics, specialist DB Schenker and Mammoet joined their expertise to develop a unique concept for transport and installation of 248 heavy components, including gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, HRSG modules, condensers and transformers - all within a highly ambitious schedule.
 
The construction of the Burullus power plant is a major logistical operation with oversized and heavy components and modules arriving from around the world. These could all be received at the port of Alexandria but transport by road to the construction site was virtually impossible with many roads and bridge crossings totally unsuited for the size and weight of the components. Mammoet together with DB Schenker and local Egyptian partner NOSCO proposed a different approach: upgrading the local Burullus fishing port which is located much closer to site.
 
Turning a fishing port into a heavy lift terminal
Mammoet and its partners upgraded the fishing port by reinforcing 125 meters of quayside and increasing ground bearing pressure from three to twenty tons per square meter to accommodate Mammoet equipment and their loads. Key in the upgrading was Mammoet's Terminal Crane (MTC 15, 600 tons capacity), a crane with low ground bearing pressure which has been designed specifically to turn ports and quaysides into heavy lifting facilities swiftly. Other civil works included upgrading internal port roads, widening of the port gate, preparing 6,000 square meters of lay-down area and dredging of the port basin and navigation channel from 3 to 5.5 meters to allow for the draft of coaster vessels. 

Route of cargo
Components shipped from North Sea-, Mediterranean-, Black Sea- and US-ports now could be routed directly to Burullus fishing port. The HRSG-modules and condensers from the Far East, were shipped to Alexandria port, discharged and after custom clearance re-loaded into coaster vessels by Mammoet. From the fishing port, Mammoet efficiently transported the components to site and installed them at their foundation. By upgrading Burullus fishing port, and thanks to Mammoet specialized equipment, the project team was able to bypass all obstacles using a much safer and shorter route to site - meeting the ambitious schedule by significantly reducing the road transport time. The entire project is scheduled to be delivered this summer.

Mammoet
Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and optimize the uptime of plants and installations. For that purpose, Mammoet offers solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures in the petrochemical, offshore, power, and civil industries.  We believe our business is about time: uptime, turnaround time and time to market. To our customers, time is the currency that matters most. That's why we strive to bring their deadlines forward. It's an integrated daily effort, shared by everyone at Mammoet, in every aspect of our services: creative engineering, careful planning and safe delivery. For more information, visit www.mammoet.co

 

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