German technology giant Siemens has received a turbine supply order from Samsung C&T for a 2.5GW combined-cycle power generating facility in Qatar.
Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will deliver six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-4000 steam turbines and ten SGen5-1200A-series generators for the power plant.
The facility is being developed as a part of a complex that also houses an integrated seawater desalination unit.
It is under development by Samsung C&T, along with its consortium partner Hitachi Zosen, in the Umm al Houl Economic Zone in the south of the country.
Siemens Power and Gas Division gas turbines and generators business unit CEO Theo Maas said: "This order is yet another indicator of the strong confidence that Middle Eastern countries have in Siemens’ technology.
"Thanks to our close collaboration with Samsung C&T right from the very start, this order also reinforces our excellent partnership with our partner and the customer."
Once developed, the facility will be handed over to its owner consortium Umm al Houl, which consists of Qatar Foundation (QF), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Water and Electricity (QWEC), Mitsubishi (MC), and Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco).
In addition to accounting for around 25% of Qatar’s installed power generating capacity, the plant will also deliver up to 136 million imperial gallons of potable water a day.
The power plant will feature two blocks each in a 3+2 configuration. These will house three gas turbines that will generate steam to drive two downstream steam turbines.
As well as the turbines and generators, Siemens will also provide technical support for the project’s field erection and commissioning phases.
Phase one commissioning of the facility is expected to take place in 2017, with the entire complex scheduled to be operational in mid-2018.