Published On:January 24 2012
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Siemens to deliver key Saudi plant component
The first major components for the 2400 MW Ras Al Khair power plant have been developed at its plant in North Carolina, US and were now ready for delivery to Saudi Arabia.
The order is part of USD 1 billion contract won by Siemens to supply power plant components to a Saudi consortium comprising Al Arrab Contracting Company and China's Sepco lll Electric Power Construction Corporation.
The main components including the Heat Recovery Steam Generators for the first 2 units of the Ras Al Khair combined cycle power plant, formerly called Ras Az Zawr in Saudi are now ready for immediate on schedule delivery.
Siemens is supplying a total of twelve gas turbines, five steam turbines, seventeen generators and ten Heat Recovery Steam Generators and the entire electrical and I&C equipment for the Ras Al Khair CCPP and seawater desalination plant.
With a total of six units and a total installed capacity of 2400 MW, the plant will generate power for an aluminum smelting plant and provide around one billion liters of drinking water a day for Riyadh with its 5 million inhabitants.
The gas turbines were manufactured in the Siemens gas turbine plant in Berlin, with the manufacturing plant in Mülheim ad Ruhr supplying the steam turbines.