Order books booming at Siemens PG

Siemens Power Generation (PG) announced recently that it has booked orders worth approximately 580 million Euros in Africa, India and the Middle East.

The company was awarded a turnkey contract by the Algerian state-owned utility, Sonelgaz, and will work together with French-based Saipem on the construction of a power plant. PG will build another gas turbine power plant in Nigeria for the National Electric Power Authority. In addition, Siemens will supply key components for combined cycle power plants in Egypt, India and Oman.

As the consortium leader of the contract awarded by the state-owned utility Sonelgaz, PG will construct a 500-megawatt gas turbine power plant in Berrouaghia, Algeria.

Siemens’ scope of supply covers all planning required for the new plant, as well as delivery of two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two generators and the associated electrical and instrumentation and controls systems. Commercial operation is scheduled for late 2006. PG will also handle operation and maintenance for a period of seven years.

PG will also construct the Geregu Gas Turbine Power Plant in Nigeria under a contract from the National Electric Power Authority of Nigeria. The 414-megawatt plant will be located in Ajaokuta, approximately 200 kilometres south of the capital Abuja, and will consist of three Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbines. Start-up of the natural gas-fired plant is scheduled for late 2006.

In Egypt, Siemens PG will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines and auxiliary systems for the New Talkha power plant, located approximately 150 kilometres north of Cairo. The order was placed by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and East Delta Electricity Production Company. Commercial operation is scheduled for summer 2006.

Siemens will also supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines for EPS Oakwell Power’s Konaseema combined cycle power plant in the Indian state of Andra Pradesh.

Konaseema is Siemens’ first joint project with Russian-based Power Machines (PM)/Leningradskij Metallitscheskij (LMZ) in the fossil-fuelled power generation sector. PM/LMZ will supply the steam turbine and the generators. This 460-MW gas-fired power plant is scheduled for commercial operation in 2006.

Securing a contract for the Sohar plant project in Oman is a market first for Siemens PG. “Our goal here is to strengthen our position in the key Middle East markets, and this contract is the first sign of our success,” commented Klaus Voges, CEO of Siemens PG.

The plant will be located on a greenfield site approximately 250 kilometres north of Muscat on the Gulf of Oman. Siemens’ scope of supply includes three SGT5-2000E gas turbines and generators, as well as the associated electrical systems and instrumentation & controls systems. The order was placed by South Korea’s Doosan, which is erecting the plant under a turnkey contract from project developer Suez-Tractebel.