A consortium led by Siemens Power Generation (PG) has received an order from
The order from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Energy is worth approximately €600m, with around €350m secured by Siemens.
The plant will be extended in two phases: Unit 1 is scheduled to start commercial operation in March 2010, with Unit 2 coming on line in June 2010.
In a consortium with the Belgian company Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI) and the local partner Alghanim International, Siemens received the turnkey order for the extension of Az Zour to form a combined cycle power plant. In addition to the steam turbine packages the Siemens PG scope of supply encompasses the water/steam cycle, the turbine building, the transformers, and the entire electrical and instrumentation and control equipment. CMI is to supply the heat-recovery steam generators.
In 2005, Siemens PG built Az Zour as a gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 1000 megawatts. The power plant, which is located 80km south of