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Power To The Desert

Samsung awarded EPC contract for gas-fired power projects; GE Energy to supply turbines, gen-sets

Posted on February 20, 2014

Government of Algeria-owned Societe Nationale de l'Electricite et du Gaz (Sonelgaz) has selected Samsung C&T Corp. as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its two upcoming combined-cycle power stations at Mostaganem and Naama.

Sonelgaz said it plans to build combined-cycle power plants at six different sites with an aggregate capacity of 7200 MW. Each power station will have an installed capacity of 1200 MW through two power blocks, each comprising of two 250 MW gas turbines and a 100 MW steam turbine. All six power plants will have the same 2:1 combined cycle multi-shaft configuration.

Sonelgaz has awarded GE Energy the overall equipment contract for combustion turbines, steam turbines and generator sets.

Sonelgaz currently operates power plants with a total generation capacity of 57.39 TWh (Terawatt-hours), and there are plans to increase the size of the network by 5% in the coming years in order to reach isolated rural communities and hydrocarbon developments in the Sahara Desert.