Siemens has secured a deal with Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) for the supply of five SGT5-2000E gas turbines.
The machines will have the combined capacity to generate approximately 850MW for the Sudanese national grid and all five power plant units are scheduled to commence commercial operation by the end of next year.
Siemens' power and gas division CEO Willi Meixner said: “Our power plant engineering is making a decisive contribution to very rapidly improving the power supply system in Sudan.
“We’re thus in a position to help the people of Republic of the Sudan to develop a modern yet affordable electrification system that brings forward efforts to advance the nation’s economic and social development.
“At the same time, we are pleased to give additional impetus to the initiative of the Federal Government to stabilise the region of North Africa. For Siemens, this order furthermore constitutes a major step to strengthen our presence in Africa’s growing power plant market.”
Siemens will also supply five associated SGen5-100A generators and SPPA-T3000 control systems.
Out of the five SGT5-2000E turbines, three will be supplied to Garri Power Station in the north of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, while the remaining two units will generate electric power further east in Port Sudan on the country’s Red Sea coast.
Initially, these will be commissioned as simple-cycle gas-turbine power plant units. However, a later add-on of steam turbines is planned to expand the units to combined cycle configurations.