Siemens awarded Saudi power contracts

Siemens has received orders worth approximately 120 million Euros to build a gas turbine power plant in Riyadh and supply three gas turbines to existing power plants in Bisha and Asir.

Siemens Power Generation (PG) has received orders for projects in Saudi Arabia worth approximately 120 million Euros.

Siemens PG will build a turnkey gas turbine power plant for Saudi Electric Company (SEC-COA) Central in Riyadh. Additionally, National Contracting Company (NCC) in Al Khobar has ordered three gas turbines that will be used to expand two existing gas turbine power plants in Bisha and Asir on behalf of SEC South.

The SEC power plant in Riyadh will be equipped with two 120-MW-class gas turbines. The plant will be operated with natural gas, although diesel oil can be used as an alternative fuel. Siemens PG will also supply the unit control technology and fuel supply unit. Commercial operation is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2005.

PG is also supplying three 110-MW-class gas turbines for NCC plants in Asir and Bisha. Both gas turbine power plants will be fuelled with diesel oil in simple cycle operation. The gas turbines will be delivered by March 2005. NCC also negotiated an option for the supply of two additional machines worth approximately 30 million Euros.

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