A First For Siemens
By Mike Brezonick08 June 2016
Siemens has received an order from Israel for the first time for the turnkey
construction of two industrial combined cycle power plants. The two natural gas-fired
power plants — Alon Tavor and Ramat Gabriel — will be built in northern Israel.
Alon Tavor will supply a creamery with electricity and process steam, while Ramat
Gabriel will support a fiber factory. The Israeli energy provider, RD Energy, is the
customer for both power plants and commissioning of the plants is scheduled for mid-
“The Israeli power plant market offers enormous potential, and Siemens has a
strong presence in the country,” said Shmuel Fledel, CEO of Siemens Israel and
country division lead of the Power and Gas Division. “This is a good opportunity to establish ourselves in the country as a supplier of turnkey power plant solutions and services.”
Siemens will handle the turnkey construction of both plants and will supply one
SGT-800 industrial gas turbine, one SST-300 industrial steam turbine as well as the
SPPA-T3000 control system for each project. The industrial plants will each have an
electrical capacity of 70 MW and utilize steam extraction. Electricity will be
fed into the Israeli power grid. The turbines will be manufactured in Finspong,
Sweden, and Brno, Czech Republic.
Fledel said that “the order will also make an important contribution toward Siemens’ targeted growth for industrial power plants,” noting that approximately 40% percent of Israel’s power generation capacity is already based on Siemens technology.