MAN Diesel Supplies Power-Plant Equipment to Saudi Arabia
MAN Diesel SE has received an order from the Saudi cement manufacturer Yanbu Cement Company to enlarge an already existing power plant. The total project volume is around EUR 60 million, with a share for MAN Diesel worth EUR 45 million. Six MAN Diesel 9L58/64 engines are to be added to the diesel power plant supplying the customer's cement works with energy.
MAN Diesel will also expand the power plant building plus all external facilities and supply the entire electro-mechanical equipment required for generating electricity. This order will help the Augsburg-based company to continue to expand its strong market position as a provider of turnkey diesel power stations, even in these economically difficult times.
Yanbu Cement Company, named after the city of Yanbu' al-Bahr on the west coast of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been a customer of MAN Diesel since 1994 and already uses nine MAN Diesel engines of the same type to generate electricity at the works. With a total output of 175 MW, the new engines will make this the world's largest diesel power plant integral to a cement factory. The amount of energy would be sufficient to supply a small town with electricity. Yanbu Cement Company is the second largest cement manufacturer in Saudi Arabia and produces between 5,000 and 10,000 tons of clinker per day. The company exports worldwide and has significantly increased its production capacities over the last few years. The six new engines will cover the factory's increased energy needs and also serve as a basis for further growth.
The engine type used – the 9L58/64 – is a highly reliable and low-maintenance power unit with an output of 11,790 kW (approx. 16,000 HP).
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