Bahrain: Second gas turbine delivered to Alba’s new 660 MW Power Station 4
Alba’s new 660 MW Power Station 4 (PS4) recently celebrated another major milestone with the delivery of the second gas turbine - GT 61 - and its associated electric generator on the site. The first gas turbine (GT52) and its associated electric generator was delivered to Alba site in the last week of April 2004.
At 343 metric tonnes, the gas turbines are the heaviest item of equipment to be delivered to the site and are followed by the electric generators which at 230 metric tonnes, are the next heaviest.
“We are very pleased at the excellent progress being made by the PS4 contractors with regards to the site installation works” stated Line 5’s Power Project Expansion Manager, Mahmood Asghar.
The gas turbine and generator were transported from Mina Salman Port, as separate consignments, on a special 96 wheel trailer provided by the specialist company Abnormal Load Engineering – Middle East. The total length of the trailer and tractor is 30 meters and its weight is 672 metric tonnes. This heavy transport operation was coordinated by Bahrain agents M/s Al Sharif International freight services.
“We are pleased to see the safe delivery to site of the second gas turbine and generator” explained Line 5’s General Manager, Niall O’Byrne. “We would like to thank the Bahrain Traffic Directorate and Roads Directorate for their excellent co-ordination and assistance in safely transporting this heavy equipment on site and we would also like to extend our warmest appreciation to the Bahrain Customs and Ports Directorate for their support” further commented O’Byrne. (menareport.com)
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