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First gas turbine for Petronas Pengerang power plant arrives

07 June 2016 - The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The first of four massive gas turbines for Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) cogeneration power plant in Pengerang - each weighing as much as an Airbus A380 superjumbo - has arrived in Johor from Hamburg, Germany, and is set to begin commercial operation by mid-2017.

Arriving on Monday at the Tanjung Setapa Material Offloading Facility within the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project site, the first Siemens SGT5-8000H gas turbine was received by representatives and management officials from the Johor port authorities, Petronas as well as the consortium of Siemens AG, Siemens Malaysia and MMC Engineering Services Sdn Bhd.

The consortium was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for the 1,220 MW plant in May 2014.

Siemens Malaysia said in a statement that the turbine, measuring 13.5 metres in length, 5.5 metres in height and 5.9 metres in width, arrived after a four-week trip.

It said the SGT5-8000H gas turbine is the most powerful gas turbine in commercial operation today.

“Each gas turbine unit comes with a waste-heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), associated mechanical and electrical systems and the instrumentation and control system. The steam produced in the HRSG will not only be partly used to supply up to 1,250 tonnes per hour of steam to various consumers within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), but will also be partly used to produce further electricity inside a triple stage steam turbine, hence optimising efficiency,” the company said.

On completion, the cogeneration plant will have a total installed capacity of about 1,220 MW, making it one of the largest and most efficient gas-fired power plants in the country. The plant will be one of six associated facilities that will be developed within PIC.
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