Siemens secures $1bn equipment order for Saudi IWPP

Siemens has received a $1bn order from Saudi Arabia for the supply of components for a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant with an associated seawater desalination facility.
For the Ras Az Zawr power plant Siemens will supply twelve gas turbines, ten heat-recovery steam generators, five steam turbines, and the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems.
This makes it one the largest orders posted by Siemens Energy in the Middle East. Purchaser is a consortium comprising Al Arrab Contracting Company, Saudi Arabia and the Chinese SepcoIII Electric Power Construction Corporation. The start of commercial operation is scheduled for early 2014.
The Ras Az Zawr facility will be built approximately 75 km northwest of Jubail. The 2400 MW plant will supply electricity to an aluminum smelting plant, and approximately 225 MiGD (million imperial gallons per day) of drinking water for the capital city Riyadh with 5m inhabitants. That amount is equivalent to approximately 1bn litres of drinking water or around 200 liters per inhabitant.
The Siemens scope of supply encompasses a total of twelve SGT6-5000F gas turbines, five SST6-4000 steam turbines, 17 SGen6-1000A generators, ten heat-recovery steam generators, the associated electrical equipment and SPPA-T3000 I&C.
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