Siemens Power Generation (PG) has booked orders totaling approximately EUR580 in Africa, India and the Middle East. The company was awarded a turnkey contract by the Algerian state-owned utility, Sonelgaz, and will work together with French-based Saipem on the construction of a power plant.
In addition, Siemens will supply key components for combined cycle power plants in Egypt, India and Oman.
As the consortium leader of the contract awarded by the state-owned utility Sonelgaz, PG will construct a 500-megawatt gas turbine power plant in Algeria under a turnkey contract. The plant will be located in Berrouaghia, which is approximately 130 kilometers south of Algiers. Siemens' scope of supply covers all planning required for the new plant, as well as delivery of two SGT5-4000F (formerly called V94.3A) gas turbines, two generators and the associated electrical and instrumentation & controls systems.
Primary fuel for the plant is natural gas, however it will also have the ability tooperate on fuel oil. Commercial operation is scheduled for late 2006. PG will also handle operation and maintenance for a period of seven years.
Siemens PG will supply two SGT5-4000F gas turbines (formerly called V94.3A) and auxiliary systems for the New Talkha power plant, located approximately 150 kilometers north of Cairo. The order was placed by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and East Delta Electricity Production Company. Commercial operation is scheduled for summer 2006. The total of six SGT5-4000F gas turbines delivered to date makes Siemens the predominant market leader for this output class in Egypt.
Securing a contract for the Sohar plant project in Oman is a market first for Siemens PG. "Our goal here is to strengthen our position in the key Middle East markets, and this contract is the first sign of our success," said Voges. The plant will be located on a greenfield site approximately 250 kilometers north of Muscat on the Gulf of Oman. The Siemens scope of supply includes three SGT5-2000E gas turbines and generators, as well as the associated electrical systems and instrumentation & controls systems. The order was placed by South Korea's Doosan, which is erecting the plant under a turnkey contract from project developer Suez-Tractebel.