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Egypt upgrades plants with Siemens wet compression

Systems to increase capacity of 8 turbines by 25MW each

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Wet compression increases the output of power plants.
Wet compression increases the output of power plants.

Egypt upgrades plants with Siemens’s wet compression
Systems increase capacity of 8 turbines by 25MW each
Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has purchased wet compression systems for eight turbines from Siemens, so adding an additional 25MW to each unit, and reducing the NOx emission by more than 30 percent, the company said in a press release on Sunday.

The SGT5-4000F gas turbines power the Nubaria, Talkha and Kureimat power plants. Siemens are scheduled to install the first two systems by April, so adding 50MW of generation capacity to the national grid before the summer peak load.

Wet compression is a method that works by injecting water into the gas turbine inlet, and is designed to increase the power output of the gas turbine by reducing compressor inlet temperatures, intercooling the compressor and increasing mass flow throughout the turbine.

Wet compression systems are part of the Siemens environmental portfolio with which the company earned revenues of around EUR28 billion in fiscal 2010, leading the company to call itself the world's largest provider of environmentally compatible technology.
 

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