Siemens secures equipment supply contract for power plants in Algeria

5 June 2013 (Last Updated June 5th, 2013 03:30)

Siemens has secured a contract from Daewoo E&C and Hyundai Engineering to supply power plant components for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined-cycle power plants (CCPP) in Algeria.

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Siemens has secured a contract from Daewoo E&C and Hyundai Engineering to supply power plant components for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined-cycle power plants (CCPP) in Algeria.

Together, the power plants will have an installed electrical capacity of over 2,000MW and will supply electricity to more than five million homes on Algeria's Mediterranean coast.

Both plants are being built for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l'Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria.

The contract requires Siemens to supply six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, six SST5-3000 steam turbines, and six SGen5-2000H generators.

In addition, Siemens will provide technical support and services for the construction and commissioning of the six power trains.

Algeria plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11GW to about 26GW by 2022.

The company has also signed a ten-year framework agreement to deliver spare parts for the Ras Djinet plant.

Algeria plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11GW to about 26GW by 2022.

Siemens energy products business unit CEO Thierry Toupin said the company's F-class gas turbine technology offers economic benefits for customers by combining superior levels of efficiency with low capital costs.

"By supplying the components for the new Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat power plants, we are happy to be playing a major role in the industrialisation of Algeria," Toupin said.

Earlier in 2013, Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l'Electricité awarded a contract to Metka to construct a 368MW gas-fired power plant in Hassi R'mel, Algeria.


Image: Siemens will supply components for two power plants in Algeria. Photo: Courtesy of Rufus46.

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