MAN Diesel and Turbo wins new power plant servicing contract

MAN Diesel Turbo power plant Saudi ArabiaAyed Al-Fayedi, who serves as Vice President of Operations at the UCIC construction site, meeting with contractors. (Source: Media Relations Power & Turbo Business)German-based diesel engine provider MAN Turbo has won a contract with the United Cement Industrial Company to operate and service its new power plant in Saudi Arabia

When the company received an order from the UCIC to build a power plant in Jeddah in November 2013 for its cement works, the power plant was originally going to be handed over to another company.

The power plant, 160 km to the south of Jeddah, is still under construction which started in the autumn of 2013.  

According to MAN Turbo’s senior vice president, it will be the “first comprehensive O&M contract” and the company “are grateful for the high level of trust our customer UCIC shows towards us”. 

MAN Turbo both services and operates power plants across the Middle East and Africa with a total capacity of 700MW.

Its new five-year servicing contract with UCIC also has the option of extension for another five years.

The contractor, United Cement Industrial Company, is based in Jeddah. 

On its website it states that it planned commercial production of Cement “in the second half of 2015” and it, “has a vision to become a reliable brand.”

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