Siemens Energy has secured a contract from Hanwha Engineering & Construction to supply two SGT5- 4000F gas turbines and two SGen5-1000A generators for a new power plant in Biskra, Algeria.

Under the contract, Siemens will provide technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning phase. In addition to this, Siemens will provide spare parts, services and key components under a ten-year agreement.

The turbines and generators will be installed in August 2014.

To be built in the capital city of the Biskra province, the north-eastern part of Algeria, the simple cycle power plant will be operated by Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), a state-owned utility of Socièté Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz).

The plant will have an installed capacity of about 460MW.

Siemens claims that its SGT5-4000F gas turbine is characterised by high performance, low power generating costs, long intervals between major inspections and an easy-to-service design.

"The latest contract is the third for Siemens Energy in Algeria for power plant components."

Siemens Energy Sector business unit gas turbines and generators CEO Thierry Toupin said that the company is playing a major role in the industrialisation of Algeria by providing advanced power products, solutions and services in the country.

"In addition to supplying our advanced turbines and generators for this new plant, the long-term spare parts agreement will provide stringent quality assurance standards to make certain that the parts are manufactured to Siemens’ OEM specifications," Toupin said.

The latest contract is the third for Siemens Energy in Algeria for power plant components. It follows the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat projects.

Image: Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.