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Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL) Delivers 2 x 128 Ton Transformers Requiring 1600 km Delivery Route
Hitachi ABB Power Grids provided the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) with high-performance grid stabilization technology to improve power quality and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owinat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert wasteland is being reclaimed for agricultural use.
In December 2021, a consortium was established between Hitachi Energy / DB Schenker / Kadmar Group to handle the first statcom power transformer in Egypt's history from Alexandria Port to the East-Owinat site.
Two transformers (128ton/each) were shipped from Antwerp on a Gearless vessel and offloaded by 2 heavy-lift cranes at Alexandria port. The special arrangement, port authority, and pre-technical engineering planning guarantee smooth port operations due to direct delivery from the crane hook to the job site.
Scope of work:
1) Lifting and transport engineering.
2) Port, route, and site survey.
3) Supply Two mobile cranes 500ton/each to offload transformers into EGL trailers.
4) Arrange road permits from utilities.
5) Transport transformers from Port to Site.
6) Offloading to foundations by hydraulic jacks
Challenges: Contact: Ahmed Youssif <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1) Transport distance from Port to the site is around 1,600 KM.
2) Reconfigurations Hydraulic axles from 16 to 8 axles to reach the foundation center.
3) The total skidding distance for two transformers is 45 meters.
4) Rotations transformer 90áµ’ degree.
5) The site entrance is difficult due to many H.V cables, 500KV and 220KV.
6) The foundation's access is curved and sloped at 25 degrees.
7) Executions area width 6meter only between the control room and transformers foundations.