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More Siemens Turbines for Gulf Region

Posted on March 7, 2005

The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG), will lead a consortium that will build a combined-cycle power plant in the United Arab Emirates. The contract for the turnkey project includes a seawater desalination plant and the modernization of the Taweelah B power plant. The value of the order is approximately US$858 million, with the Siemens share amounting to around US$435 million. The consortium will include Fisia Italimpianti and Babcock Borsig Services and the purchaser is the Asia Gulf Power Holding Company led by Marubeni, Japan.

PG will supply three SGT5-4000F gas turbines (previously called V94.3A), one steam turbine, four generators and the ancillary systems. The Italian company Fisia Italimpianti will be responsible as consortium partner for the seawater desalination plant. Babcock Borsig will perform the upgrade work on the existing Taweelah B plant. The new plant, which is scheduled to come on line in 2008, will have a capacity of approximately 970 MW and produce 295 000 m3 of drinking water daily.

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