GE Continues Powerful Partnership
Helping Saudi Arabia meet growing power needs; contract includes two 8-year service agreements
GE signed a nearly US$700 million contract with Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) to bring additional F-class combined-cycle gas turbines, and associated equipment and services, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The company said its technology will support SEC’s large, combined-cycle power plants to generate more than 3.8 GW of power and provide significant fuel savings and lower emissions to meet the Kingdom’s growing energy needs.
GE will supply 12 GE 7F-5 gas turbines, four GE steam turbines and 16 generators for the PP13 and PP14 combined-cycle power plants. PP13 plant will be located next to PP11 and PP12 at Dhurma, and PP14 will be located next to PP10, south of Riyadh.
The contract also includes two contractual service agreements – one for each site – covering planned maintenance on the units for a fixed period of eight years.
GE said that its equipment assists in the generation of more than half of Saudi Arabia’s power supply, with more than 500 gas turbines installed in approximately 40 SEC power plants in an alliance that spans over four decades.
Shipment of GE’s equipment is expected to begin at the beginning of 2015. The 7F-5 gas turbines will be manufactured at GE’s Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A., facility, with the steam turbines and generators coming from GE’s Schenectady, New York, U.S.A., site.