Siemens to supply gas turbines for Saudi Arabian Rabigh 2 CCPP

8 April 2014 (Last Updated April 8th, 2014 18:30)

Siemens Energy has received an order from the Korean construction firm Samsung C&T to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Saudi Arabia.

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Siemens Energy has received an order from the Korean construction firm Samsung C&T to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for the Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Saudi Arabia.

The Korean firm is erecting the plant, which will have three power units, for Al-Mourjan Project Company, a consortium under the direction of the independent power producer ACWA Power.

For each of the units, Siemens will deliver two model SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one model SST6-5000 HI-L steam turbine, and three SGen6-1000A-series electrical generators.

Scope of the order, which is worth $590m, also includes provision of support services, and a long-term maintenance service for the plant.

Upon completion in mid-2017, the plant is expected to generate 2,060MW of electricity that will be supplied to the Makkah Province.

"The plant is expected to generate 2,060MW of electricity that will be supplied to the Makkah Province."

According to Siemens, all three power units of the plant will feature multi-shaft configurations in which each gas turbine and steam turbine drives its own dedicated generator.

In addition to natural gas, the units of the plant could also generate electricity by consuming crude oil.

Siemens Energy Sector Business Unit Gas Turbines and Generators CEO Thierry Toupin said the company's F-class gas turbine is suitable for efficient power generation in the Saudi Arabian market.

"The Rabigh 2 IPP project expands our already strong market position in this country even further," Toupin said.


Image: Siemens' SGT6-5000F gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.

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