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Siemens bags $967m Saudi Aramco order

Siemens said it will supply the key components for a major combined-cycle power plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The power station is 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 fueled with gasified refinery residues, which contributes greatly to the preservation of the country’s energy resources. With an installed capacity of 4,000 megawatts, Jazan will be the largest gasification-based power plant site in the world.  The contract is worth USD966.8 million.

“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, and is proof of the success of our regionalization strategy”, declared  Michael Suess, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of the
Energy Sector.

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

The gas turbine model (SGT6-5000F) to be used in Jazan is optimally suited for operation with syngas from gasification plants and has a successful track record of more than nine million operating hours.

“This new, highly efficient 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,” said Aramco Overseas Company Managing Director, Nabil
Aldabal.