Power plant contracts net Siemens 380 million Euros

Siemens has been awarded 380 million Euros to supply gas turbines for a power plant in Egypt and to lead a consortium in building a gas turbine power plant in Indonesia.

An international consortium led by Siemens Power Generation (PG) will build a gas turbine power plant in Muara Tawar, which is located on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The order is valued at around 230 million Euros. PG has also secured a contract worth about 150 million Euros to supply several gas turbines for a combined-cycle power plant in Egypt.

The Muara Tawar gas turbine plant will comprise six units each rated at 150 megawatts (MW). PG will supply six gas turbines and generators, and the electrical and instrumentation and control equipment.

Following the start of commercial operation in April 2004, Muara Tawar will make a significant contribution toward meeting the increase in power demand in Indonesia, which is growing at an annual rate of up to eight percent.

For the utility Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) Siemens PG will supply a package comprising four 250-MW gas turbines to be installed in the new combined-cycle power plant Nubaria, which is located about 60 kilometres south of Alexandria.

Following the start of commercial operation in mid-2005, the plant’s 1,500 megawatt capacity will feed power into the Egyptian grid and the Nubaria industrial complex.