Siemens wins Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant contract in Kuwait

Posted on 5th July 2017

Siemens has won an order to supply the key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant in Kuwait.

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The contract was awarded by the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) to Alghanim International for the execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work. The power train will provide an electrical capacity of about 900MW.

A long-term service agreement with Alghanim International is also included to help ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of the main components. Alghanim International is responsible for the grid connection, operating and maintaining the plant. Commissioning of the combined cycle operation is scheduled for the end of 2020.

The power train from Siemens consists of two gas turbines, two hydrogen-cooled generators, a steam turbine and a steam turbine generator. Siemens will also deliver the control system and 26 bays of gas-insulated switchgear,

“This is the fourth power plant order that Siemens has secured in Kuwait in only four years, following the orders for Sabiya Extensions 1 and 2 and Az Zour South,” said Jean Claude Nasr, head of sales for the Middle East & North Africa region at Siemens Power and Gas, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

“Alghanim International has had a very strong partnership with Siemens for more than 15 years that has successfully delivered several projects. We value each other‘s contributions and understanding of the Kuwait power sector,” said Tarek Eissa, group president of Alghanim International.

At the beginning of this year Siemens received an additional order in Kuwait to deliver an industrial steam turbine package to transform the Az Zour South 3 open cycle gas turbine power plant into a combined cycle power plant operated by the MEW.

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