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Siemens Sending Components To Saudi Arabia

Posted on February 6, 2012

Siemens will supply key components for the IPP Qurayyah combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With an installed capacity of 4 GW, the plant will supply enough electrical energy to meet about a tenth of the country’s current power demand from its 28 million residents.

Saudi company ACWA Power leads the project consortium with Samsung C&T and MENA fund as further members. Siemens received the more than US$1 billion order from Samsung C&T, which also acts as EPC contractor. In addition, a long-term service and maintenance agreement for the power plant was signed with Hajr Project Co. The plant, which will be commissioned in 2014, will be operated by Hajr as an Independent Power Producer (IPP).

The company will supply the components from its recently inaugurated U.S. gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., and also from its manufacturing plants in Berlin and Muelheim, Germany.

Siemens’ scope of supply encompasses 12 SGT6-5000F gas turbines, 18 SGEN6-1000A series generators and six SST6-4000 steam turbines together with the associated electrical systems. Siemens Energy will also provide the long-term maintenance for the major equipment in the IPP Qurayyah power plant.

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