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GE To Supply Power Generation Equipment To Saudi Arabia Power Plant

Posted on October 4, 2010

GE has signed agreements worth US$700 million (€511 million) to supply power generation equipment and long-term services for a new gas-fired, independent power plant that will help Saudi Arabia meet a growing need for residential and industrial power.

GE will supply seven Frame 7FA gas turbines and two D11 steam turbines for the power plant. GE has also signed a contractual services agreement to supply spare parts and maintenance services for the gas turbines over the next 20 years.

The new power plant, Riyadh PP11, in Dhuruma, Saudi Arabia, will constitute 15% of the power generation capacity in Saudi Arabia’s central region. It will add nearly 1730 MW of power to the Saudi Electricity Co.’s grid. The power plant is also designed to address the country’s environmental needs, with GE providing technology to reduce emissions.

According to Saudi Electricity Co., the country’s demand for electricity is increasing at a rate of 8% a year. Saudi Arabia, which has an installed capacity of 44 000 MW, will need about 70 000 MW of power by 2020.

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