Siemens wins Algeria plant supply contract
Algiers, June 4, 2013
Siemens said it has been awarded a contract to supply power plant components, including six F-class gas turbines, for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined cycle power plants (CCPP) in Algeria.
The contract was given by Korean companies Daewoo E&C Company and Hyundai Engineering Company who are building the two power plants for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria, said a statement from Siemens.
Together, the two power plants will have an installed electrical capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) and will supply power to over five million households on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast.
The Ras Djinet power plant location is 100 km east of the Algerian capital Algiers. Ain Arnat is located 260 km east of Algiers. The scope of delivery from Siemens includes a total of six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, six SST5-3000 steam turbines, and six SGen5-2000H generators.
In addition, Siemens will provide technical support and services for the construction and commissioning of the six power trains, said the statement.
A framework agreement was additionally concluded for the delivery of spare parts for the plant in Ras Djinet for a ten-year period, it added.
Commenting on the win, Thierry Toupin, the CEO of Products Business Unit at Siemens Energy, said: “By supplying the components for the new Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat power plants, we are happy to be playing a major role in the industrialization of Algeria. Our proven F-class gas turbine technology combines high levels of efficiency with low capital costs. With those features, this technology offers our customers crucial economic benefits.”
"Algeria is one of the wealthiest countries in Africa in terms of raw materials, with extensive crude oil and natural gas deposits. Due to economic development, it plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11GW to 26 GW by 2022," he added.-TradeArabia News Service