Siemens to build two industrial natural gas-fired power plants in Israel

8 June 2016 (Last Updated June 8th, 2016 18:30)

Siemens has received an order to construct two industrial combined cycle natural gas-fired power plants with a total capacity of 140MW, in Israel.

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Siemens has received an order to construct two industrial combined cycle natural gas-fired power plants with a total capacity of 140MW, in Israel.

The project is Siemens' first of its kind from the Middle Eastern country and it will involve construction of the Alon Tavor and Ramat Gabriel natural gas-fired power plants. Siemens will manage their turnkey construction and deliver a SST-300 industrial steam turbine, a SGT-800 industrial gas turbine, and the SPPA-T3000 control system for each project.

With an electrical capacity of 70MW each, the two industrial plants are expected to be commissioned in mid-2018.

Siemens' Israel power and gas country division lead and CEO Shmuel Fledel said: "We are now supplying our first entirely combined cycle plants to an Israeli independent power producer.

"With an electrical capacity of 70MW each, the two industrial plants are expected to be commissioned in mid-2018."

"This is a good opportunity to establish ourselves in the country as a supplier of turnkey power plant solutions and services."

The plants will feature steam extraction systems and electricity generated will be supplied to the national power grid. Alon Tavor will deliver electricity and process steam to a creamery, while Ramat Gabriel power plant will supply a fibre factory.

Siemens' turbines will be manufactured in Brno, Czech Republic, and Finspong, Sweden. Nearly 40% of the total power generation capacity in Israel is based on Siemens technology.


Image: Siemens' SGT-800 gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.