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Gas turbines commissioning manger Leon Smit tells Engineering News that the project was completed in 21 months, which is better than the global benchmark for similar OCGT projects of between 22 and 26 months.
At full capacity, Smit reports, that the two gas turbines will consume some 60 000 m3/h of natural gas. That translates to yearly consumption of about 20 petajoules, with a petajoule being the equivalent to 1015 Joules.
The efficiency of the system will increase from 36% to 42% once it is fully converted to a CCGT system next year.
Smit also reports that 35 Sasol employees participated on the project, which also involved some 300 contractors.
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