Siemens wins Saudi Aramco power plant project contract

powerplant  squeaks2569Siemens will supply key components for the combined-cycle Saudi Aramco power plant. (Image source: squeaks2569/Flickr)Siemens has received an order worth US$966.8mn to supply key power plant components, including 10 gas turbines, to a Saudi Aramco facility

According to a statement from Siemens, the company will supply key components for the combined-cycle power plant. The power station will be designed to deliver electricity to the Jazan Industrial city area in the southwest of the country and to the refinery of Jazan, which will additionally be supplied with process steam. The plant will be fuelled with gasified refinery residues.

With an installed capacity of 4,000MW, Jazan will be the largest gasification-based power plant site in the world.

Siemens member of the managing board and CEO of the energy sector Michael Suess said, “This is not only the largest order to date for Siemens from Saudi Aramco, but also a significant milestone in our successful cooperation with the biggest oil company in the world.”

Siemens’ scope of supply will include 10 gas turbines, specially designed for synthesis gas (syngas) and diesel fuel, of which six will be manufactured in Saudi Arabia, five steam turbines, 15 generators and 10 heat recovery steam generators.

Aramco Overseas Company managing director Nabil Aldabal said, “This new combined cycle power plant is an important part of our major project in the new economic zone in Jazan, and for this we must have efficient and reliable technology. We are looking forward to working with Siemens on this strategic project.”

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