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Siemens hands over Shuweihat S3 power plant

Consortium with Daewoo completes 1,600MW Abu Dhabi plant.

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Shuweihat 3
Shuweihat 3

Siemens and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. have handed over the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The owner is Shuweihat Asia Power Company (SAPCO) which is a consortium comprising of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, the Korea Electric Power Corporation and local utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

Shuweihat S3 has an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 megawatts, and will be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company (SAOM).

In addition to supporting increasing power demand from Abu Dhabi’s rapidly growing population, it will also deliver power to the emirate’s expanding industry including the nearby Ruwais refinery.

Situated approximately 260 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, Shuweihat S3 is Siemens’ fifth power plant in Abu Dhabi.

For the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant Siemens has been the consortium leader and supplied the main components comprising four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-4000 steam turbines, six generators (SGen5-1000A and SGen5-2000H), the electrical and SPPA-T3000 I&C (Instrumentation and Control) system.

Siemens has also signed a long-term-service agreement (LTSA) for the gas turbines and supplied on a turnkey basis a gas-insulated 400-kilovolt 8DQ1 switchgear unit, including protection and I&C equipment, for connection of the power plant to the grid.

Daewoo Engineering & Construction has been responsible for the site construction and the civil works, HRSGs (Heat Recovery Steam Generators) and main transformers, ancillary and auxiliary systems (balance of plant).

Siemens also completed the Shuweihat S1 CCPP in 2004 and the Shuweihat S2 CCPP in September 2011. Both are equipped with seawater desalination.

With an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,500 megawatts and potable water output of some 455,000 cubic meters per day, Shuweihat S2 is one of the largest plants of its type in the world.

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