Siemens wins $967m contract from Saudi Aramco for combined cycle power plant

6 August 2013 (Last Updated August 6th, 2013 18:30)

Siemens has won a contract valued at $966.8m from Saudi Aramco to supply key components for the Jazan combined cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia.

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Siemens has won a contract valued at $966.8m from Saudi Aramco to supply key components for the Jazan combined cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply ten gas turbines designed for synthesis gas (syngas) and diesel fuel, of which six turbines will be manufactured in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to this, the company will also supply five steam turbines, 15 generators and ten heat recovery steam generators.

The power plant will use the SGT6-5000F gas turbine, which is suited for operations with syngas.

The Jazan power plant will have five units, of which the first two units are slated to be commissioned in mid-2016, while the third unit in mid-2017.

"Siemens will supply ten gas turbines designed for synthesis gas (syngas) and diesel fuel, of which six turbines will be manufactured in Saudi Arabia."

The remaining units will go online at intervals of a few months each.

The power station, which will have an installed capacity of 4GW, is designed to deliver electricity to the Jazan Industrial city area in the south-west of the country and to the refinery of Jazan, which will additionally be supplied with process steam.

Siemens CEO and member of the managing board of the energy sector Michael Suess said: "This is not only the largest order to date for Siemens from Saudi Aramco, but also a significant milestone in our successful cooperation with the biggest oil company in the world, and is proof of the success of our regionalisation strategy."

Aramco Overseas Company managing director Nabil Aldabal said, "This new, highly efficient combined cycle power plant is an important part of our major project in the new economic zone in Jazan, and for this we must have efficient and reliable technology."

Siemens Saudi Arabia will construct a facility in Dammam to manufacture gas turbines and related equipment and for the servicing of the equipment in the country, while six of the ordered combustion gas turbines will be manufactured at the new facility.


Image: The picture shows the contract signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.

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