Siemens (NYSE: SI) has been awarded a contract to supply power plant components, including six F-class gas turbines, for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined cycle power plants (CCPP) in Algeria. The clients are Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd, Korean companies that are building the two power plants for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria. Together, the two power plants will have an installed electrical capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) and will supply power to over five million households on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast.
The Ras Djinet power plant location is approximately 100 kilometers east of the Algerian capital Algiers. Ain Arnat is located approximately 260 kilometers east of Algiers. The scope of delivery from Siemens includes a total of six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, six SST5-3000 steam turbines, and six SGen5-2000H generators.
In addition, Siemens will provide technical support and services for the construction and commissioning of the six power trains. A framework agreement was additionally concluded for the delivery of spare parts for the plant in Ras Djinet for a ten-year period.
Algeria is one of the wealthiest countries in Africa in terms of raw materials, with extensive crude oil and natural gas deposits. Due to economic development, Algeria plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11 GW to approximately 26 GW by the year 2022. “By supplying the components for the new Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat power plants, we are happy to be playing a major role in the industrialization of Algeria. Our proven F-class gas turbine technology combines high levels of efficiency with low capital costs. With those features, this technology offers our customers crucial economic benefits,” said Thierry Toupin, CEO of the Products Business Unit at Siemens Energy.
Highly efficient combined cycle power plants are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.