Siemens Energy secures Saudi deals worth US$130m

Siemens to supply gas turbines packages to Saudi power plants.

A Siemens gas turbine.
A Siemens gas turbine.

The components are to be installed in the Hail Extension II and Al Qurayat Expansion II power plants, the company said in a statement.

The buyers are the Alfanar Construction Company and Saudi Services for Electromechanic Works (SSEM) who will perform the project on turnkey basis for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) utility.
Delivery of the components is scheduled for 2010 and 2011, with an order volume of approximately EUR100m, the company added.

The Hail Extension II gas turbine power plant is located in central Saudi Arabia and is made of two units, with a total capacity of 160MW.

The demand for power in the Hail region is increasing by 10 percent annually so the plant will come on line as a fast track project as early as summer of 2011.

The new Al Qurayat Expansion II gas turbine plant is located in the north west of Saudi Arabia.

Consisting of two power plant units, the plant will have a total installed capacity of 136MW. Siemens will supply a total of four of the powerful and reliable SGT6-2000E gas turbines for the two plants, along with four generators and the auxiliary equipment.

Lutz Kahlbau, CEO and president of Siemens Ltd Saudi Arabia, said: "Siemens is in an excellent position to contribute with its technology to the rapid growth in Saudi Arabia."

At the beginning of this year, Siemens handed over the Shuaibah integrated water and power plant to Shuaibah Water and Electricity Company (SWEC).

The plant produces approximately 880,000 cubic metres of drinking water daily for the cities of Makkah, Jeddah, Taif and Al Baha.



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