Zohr Gas Field Development

January 2018 marked a turning point in the Mediterranean, where the largest gas field in Egypt was discovered.  It was during that time when Misr for Engineering Works took part in the early production phase of the “Zohr” natural gas field (the coined name for the gas field) in the west of Port Said.

The discovery of the “Zohr” field is one of Egypt’s greatest achievements, with the Egyptian government providing major support for the project’s development completion. The field’s reserves are estimated at around 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 5.4 billion barrels of oil, with the plant designed to produce 350 million cubic feet of gas per day, 5 tons of sulfur, and 2000 barrels of condensates.

Misr for Engineering Works, among other Egyptian companies, presented record breaking numbers during the phases of the project to empower its utilization to the fullest, backed by two 10-ton double girder EOTs and five 5-ton double girder EOTs.

West Damietta Conversion Power Plant

West Damietta’s Conversion Power Plant Project, debuted in April 2017, is a key station converting simple-cycle electricity generation into a combined-cycle power plant in Egypt using both a gas and steam turbine together. During this project, Misr for Engineering Works was delightfully catering to the Egyptian government itself.

The project was a consortium with General Electric, where we together converted the existing simple cycle power plant into a combined-cycle one with an additional capacity of 250 MW to the then available 500 MW.

With the establishment of this power plant, the plant produces 50% more electricity using the same amount of fuel than it did when it was a simple-cycle plan, with the waste heat being routed to the nearby steam turbine and generating further power. Due to the project being a significantly heavy-duty one, Misr for Engineering Works brought into service the infamous 85-ton double girder EOT.

Suez Thermal Power Plant

Commencing in February 2016, the Suez Thermal Power Plant was among the most important energy production projects at its time. Misr for Engineering Works was responsible for the main lifting equipment required for the establishment of the thermal power plant.

The project was to include a 1 x 650 MW steam thermal power plant to be interconnected with the National Unified Power System (NUPS) through a 220 KV GIS switchyard. The power plant is presently capable of generating rated capacity by utilizing natural gas, mazout oil, or both, and the station’s arrangement includes an enclosed turbine building, an open boiler one, a control room, and all related structures and facilities.

Misr for Engineering Works was involved in the survey works, general site adjustments, construction of temporary works, feeding and drainage connections to the project, among others, where our 40-ton double girder EOT successfully increased the productivity and longevity for the project.

El Burullus Power Plant – Combined Cycle Power Plant 4800mw

El Burullus Power Plant Project, conducted in 2016, was one of the most important mega-projects in decades at the time of its happening. For Misr for Engineering Works, it was the biggest supply for GH cranes offshore in the company’s history.

As is the norm for many countries in the MENA region, Egypt’s power supply has been facing some reliability issues and unplanned power outages due to the population’s increased demand. Accordingly, the Egyptian government aimed to develop a reliable and sustainable power supply by designing, supplying, and delivering three combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, New Capital, and Burullus.

Utilizing Misr for Engineering Works’ four 200, 30, and 12.5-ton double girder EOTs; four 140, 25, and 10-ton double girder EOTS; and twelve 10- and 12.5-ton single girder EOTs, the 4.8-GW combined cycle power plants project came to life in a record-setting time of 27.5 months from financial closure.