Siemens wins $590mn Saudi deal
Company to provide turbines and generators for huge Rabigh II plant
Siemens has announced that its energy division has won an order worth $590mn to supply equipment for the new Rabigh 2 IPP combined cycle power plant.
The company has received the order for six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators from Korean contractor Samsung C&T, which won a $1.2bn order to build the plant in December last year.
It is working for Mourjan Project Company, the venture building the plant led by Acwa Power.
The plant will have a capacity to generate 2,060MW, which will be used to supply the Makkah province once the plant completes in mid-2017.
Under the deal, Siemens was provide support services for the building and commissioning of the plant, as well as long-term maintenance for the gas turbines, which can also run off crude oil.
Thierry Toupin, head of CEO of Siemens' Gas Turbines unit, said: "This order is yet another indicator of the large demand in Saudi Arabia for efficient power generation solutions.
"The Rabigh 2 IPP project expands our already strong market position in this country even further," he added.
It already supplies the Qurayyah IPP and Jazan projects in the Kingdom and is currently building a production facility in Dammam to manufacture gas turbines for the business.