Siemens to Supply Components for Combined Cycle Plant in Saudi Arabia

23 February 2011 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2011 18:30)

Siemens will supply components worth over $1bn for a combined cycle power plant to a Saudi Arabian-consortium. The consortium comprises Al Arrab Contracting Company, Saudi Arabia, and the Chinese SepcoIII Electric Power Construction. The 2,400MW Ras Az Zawr power plant to be

Siemens will supply components worth over $1bn for a combined cycle power plant to a Saudi Arabian-consortium.

The consortium comprises Al Arrab Contracting Company, Saudi Arabia, and the Chinese SepcoIII Electric Power Construction.

The 2,400MW Ras Az Zawr power plant to be constructed 75km north-west of Jubail, is expected to begin operations in early 2014.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply 12 SGT6-5000F gas turbines, five SST6-4000 steam turbines, 17 SGen6-1000A generators, ten heat-recovery steam generators, associated electrical equipment and SPPA-T3000 I&C.

The facility, with an associated seawater desalination facility, will supply electricity to an aluminium smelting plant, and about 225 million gallons per day of drinking water to Riyadh.