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November 26, 2013

GE wins $700m contract to provide gas turbine technology to Saudi Arabian power plants

General Electric Company (GE) has won a $700m (€514.9m) contract from Saudi Electricity Company to provide its technology for the power plants in Saudi Arabia.

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General Electric Company (GE) has won a $700m (€514.9m) contract from Saudi Electricity Company to provide its technology for the power plants in Saudi Arabia.

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Under the contract, GE will provide F-class combined-cycle gas turbines, and associated equipment and services to Saudi Electricity’s PP13 and PP14 combined-cycle power plants totalling 3.8GW to ensure fuel savings and reduce emissions to meet the growing energy needs of the country.

Saudi Electricity’s PP13, which is to be built next to PP11, and PP14, which will be located next to PP10 in the south of the capital Riyadh, will include 12 GE 7F-5 gas turbines, four GE steam turbines and 16 generators, and are a further expansion of GE’s 7F-5 gas turbine technology used in the PP12 project.

GE will manufacture the 7F-5 gas turbines at its Greenville, South Carolina facility and steam turbines and generators at its Schenectady, New York site with shipment set to begin in early 2015.

"The scope of the contract also includes two eight-year contractual service agreements to provide maintenance of the units at each site."

GE claims that the 7F 5-series gas turbine features advanced combustion technology to deliver operating flexibility, including better turndown capability, while sustaining higher levels of efficiency of 59% in combined cycle operation.

The scope of the contract also includes two eight-year contractual service agreements to provide maintenance of the units at each site.

Previously, GE supplied its technology to Saudi Electricity’s PP9, PP10, PP11 and PP12 power plants in the country.

GE Power & Water Power Generation Products president and CEO Victor Abate said the company is committed to providing products and technology to produce reliable power to support Saudi Arabia’s growing energy needs.

"Our proven F-class technology provides cost-effective, fuel-efficient and flexible power generation," said Abate.


Image: GE will provide F-class combined-cycle gas turbines to PP13 and PP14 power plants in Saudi Arabia. Photo: courtesy of General Electric Company.

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