A barge-mounted power plant that was completed for and delivered to the Egyptian government by Mitsui engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Japan, in May 1990 is described. After being fully equipped with the power plant machinery at Mitsui's Tamano Works, the barge was placed aboard a special carrier barge, transported to its destination of Marsa Matruch, an Egyptian city on the Mediterranean coast, and permanently fixed ashore. The barge on which the power plant is mounted has dimensions of 90x40x6m, making it the world's largest barge; the generating capacity of the power plant is 60,000 kw, ranking it second in the world among barge-mounted plants. It is said that Mitsui's modern shipyard facilities enabled remarkably fast completion and exceptional quality that would not have been attainable with conventional on-site construction. The power plant has been running without any major problems since completion of its on-site commissioning tests.

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    • Journal article
  • Publication Date: 1990


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  • Accession Number: 00661537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM