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13 Feb, 2020

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Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL) Successfully Completed Assiut Power Station Project

 

During Sep, Nov, and Dec 2019, Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL), subsidiary of KADMAR GROUP, completed transportation of the Assiut Power Station project. In addition, EGL succeeded in delivering accessories and containers to the same site, including the arrangement of various clearance formalities and getting approvals from the relevant authorities to clear containers in the port.

 

The project includes one 650 MW steam thermal power plant to interconnect with the National Unified Power System (NUPS) through a 500/220 KV GIS switchyard. It is composed of one Rankine cycle sub-critical turbine generator unit with a nominal rated capacity of 650 MW, using natural gas instead of heavy fuel.


The site is located about 850 km from the port of El Dekheila on the west bank of the Nile River. It was a quite challenging operation scheme that was performed and completed, despite the difficult conditions. One of the greatest difficulties, in addition to the project, was the discharging of 4 x 228-ton transformers and accessories. The same vessel delivered other 4 x 228-ton transformers for another project. The port was congested, so special arrangements to berth the vessel alongside the container terminal and to secure sufficient storage space for unloading the units at the port of El Dekheila were made. Other important activities were route survey, transport study for choosing the most economical route from the port to the site, including bridges study, civil work, crossing cities during the night time, moving under electric high voltage cable, removing traffic signs, removing sidewalks, removing trees all over the route, compacting the ground to bypass bridges, site preparation, soil compacting, and shifting from 24 axles 2 Files configuration used during the transportation to 24 axles 2 Files.

 

Moreover, the reinforcement of Manqabad Bridge made it incredibly hard to finish with a deadline of 45 days, so it took time until it was fully reinforced and ready for the heavy units. Furthermore, it was very tough to obtain authorization. However, EGL was able to achieve success in this project through careful planning without compromising any safety aspects. As for crossing the bridge, the challenge was great, due to the age of the bridge and the direct crossing for a rail connection with a window of just 10 minutes between the train passing, which made it very difficult.  Special calculations and dynamics testing for the bridge reinforcement were required before and after crossing to make sure that the load would not harm the old bridge connecting the western and eastern parts of Assiut.

 

With EGL to the rescue, the incredibly complicated task of building a hyper-modern power station was achieved safely. Today, the power station is helping Egyptian citizens to further grow their economy in ways that no one ever imagined.


EGL people engaged in the project


83 staff members, including engineers, technicians, administrators, safety officers, escort staff, drivers, mechanics, electricians, riggers, and custom clearing staff.

EGL managed to provide the whole scope of operation and avoid increasing costs of overhead cables and gantry, performing the whole project smoothly in 45 days. The transformers were delivered to the site in good condition.

First 228-ton transformers left the port               12-10-2019
Last 228-ton transformers delivered to the site    19-12-2019   

Thanks to the EGL Project Team for their cooperation. EGL continues to impress the market with their well-trained staff, along with the latest fleet equipment and technology in Egypt. EGL achieved this success through careful planning without sacrificing safety aspects.

 

We are proud to announce that Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL), subsidiary of KADMAR GROUP, is considered to be the largest assets-based 4PL in Egypt.  EGL has 18 branches, covering all strategic locations in Egypt. EGL owns the newest fleet of modular trailers, telescopic trailers, low bed trailers, normal trailers in the market, as well as jacking system, port storage, intermediate storage, stevedoring and installation with its own staff and equipment (hydraulic lifts, hydraulic jacks, and skidding frames). What makes the spirit of EGL unique in the field of project transportation and heavy lift logistics is the pursuit of excellence for the benefit of the customer. That is why, for more than 35 years, industrial companies worldwide entrust EGL to carry and handle their heavy or oversized cargo anywhere in the world. We remain a viable and dynamic group of local professionals, believing in our motto of “Power in unity”, and we are confident.

 

View video on YouTube here.

 

Contact: Ahmed Youssif <ahmed.youssif@eglegypt.com>

 

 

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