Siemens wins Saudi power plant components order
Dubai, April 8, 2014
Siemens Energy has won a $590 million deal to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia.
Korean construction company Samsung C&T awarded the order for the facility it is erecting for Al-Mourjan Project Company, a consortium under the direction of the independent power producer ACWA Power.
The project is expected to be completed in mid-2017, following which Rabigh 2 IPP will have an installed electrical generating capacity of 2,060 megawatt to supply Makkah Province with electric power, said a statement.
It is located at Rabigh western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, about 150 km north of the port city of Jeddah.
Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant will comprise three power plant units.
For each of these units, Siemens is delivering two model SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one model SST6-5000 HI-L steam turbine, and three SGen6-1000A-series electrical generators.
Siemens will also provide support services for erection and commissioning of the power plant and a long-term service agreement, which was also concluded for upkeep and maintenance of the gas turbines.
All three power plant units are designed as multi-shaft configurations in which the each gas turbine and steam turbine drives its own dedicated generator. In addition to natural gas, these units can also be fired with petroleum.
Thierry Toupin, CEO of Business Unit Gas Turbines and Generators at Siemens’ Energy Sector, said: "This order is yet another indicator of the large demand in Saudi Arabia for efficient power generation solutions. Our high-efficiency F-class gas turbine is a perfect fit for the Saudi market.” - TradeArabia News Service