Siemens hands over Abu Dhabi power plant
ABU DHABI, September 3, 2014
Siemens and its Korean consortium partner Daewoo Engineering & Construction, have handed over a key power plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to its owner Shuweihat Asia Power Company (Sapco) for commercial operation.
Sapco is a consortium comprising Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, the Korea Electric Power Corporation and the local utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (Adwea).
The Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant (CCPP) is Siemens’ fifth power plant in Abu Dhabi, said the company.
Situated 260 km west of Abu Dhabi, the plant has an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 MW, and will be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company.
In addition to supporting increasing power demand from Abu Dhabi’s rapidly growing population, it will also deliver power to the emirate’s expanding industry including the nearby Ruwais refinery, it stated.
For the Shuweihat S3, Siemens has been the consortium leader and supplied the main components comprising four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-4000 steam turbines, six generators (SGen5-1000A and SGen5-2000H), the electrical and SPPA-T3000 I&C (Instrumentation and Control) system.
Siemens has also signed a long-term-service agreement for the gas turbines and supplied on a turnkey basis a gas-insulated 400-kilovolt 8DQ1 switchgear unit, including protection and I&C equipment, for connection of the power plant to the grid.
Daewoo Engineering & Construction has been responsible for the site construction and the civil works, HRSGs (Heat Recovery Steam Generators) and main transformers, ancillary and auxiliary systems (balance of plant).
Dietmar Siersdorfer, the CEO of Siemens in the Middle East, said: "Handing over the Shuweihat S3 is a milestone for us in the region. For decades we have been committed to building safe, reliable and efficient power generation for the UAE, in support of sustainable economic growth."
"Shuweihat S3 is a prime example of what can be achieved with outstanding technology, a strong local presence and significant expertise," he stated.
Lothar Balling, the head of Project Management at the Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy, said: "Siemens' efforts in working with our partners and our client on the S3 Project helped reduce the risk to all of those involved during construction and commissioning."
The company had also completed turnkey in 2004 the Shuweihat S1 CCPP and the Shuweihat S2 CCPP in September 2011. Both are equipped with seawater desalination.
With an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,500 MW and potable water output of some 455,000 cu m per day, Shuweihat S2 is one of the largest plants of its type in the world.-TradeArabia News Service