Algerian gas-fired power plant set for August debut

Siemens SGT5

The Biskra gas-fired power plant in north-eastern Algeria is set to be commissioned in August of this year.

The simple cycle gas fired power station being constructed in the capital city of Biskra province, north-eastern Algeria, is expected to have an installed capacity of about 460 MW.

Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) is supplying two gas turbines and two generators to Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation from South Korea for this power station. The plant will be operated by Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), a company of the state-owned utility Socièté Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz).

Siemens is supplying two model SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SGen5-1000A generators as well as technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning phase.

This is the third order placed with Siemens Energy within the last year for power plant components in Algeria, following the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat projects.

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