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Siemens has reported that it has commissioned the first two of four gas turbines ahead of schedule at the Hail-2 Extension III power project in Saudi Arabia. The company, together with local EPC Alfanar, has supplied Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) with two SGT6-2000E gas turbine units, as part of the 280 MW expansion project at the site.
Speaking on the deal, Siemens Saudi Arabia CEP Arja Talakar said, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced major investments in the development of local infrastructure and we are proud to contribute to this rapid development and to the realisation of the Kingdom’s ambitious industrialisation plans.”
Siemens has previously supplied two gas turbine units to the Hail-2 Extension II in a record 12 months timeframe in 2011. Saudi is currently seeking to rapidly escalate power production, with the population set to increase to 40 million within this decade.