Siemens hands over $1.4bn Shuweihat 3 power plant

The 1600MW combined cycle plant was built in just over three years

Shuweihat S3 power plant.
Shuweihat S3 power plant.

A joint venture between Koeran contractor Daewoo Engineering & Construction and German firm Siemens has announced the handover of the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi.

The pair have built the plant, which is capable of generating 1,600MW of power, for a consortium that was awarded a commission to build and operate the plant in October 2010 by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

The Shuweihat Asia Power Company (SAPCO) consists of Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO), Japan's Sumitomo Corporation and ADWEA as shareholder partners. They appointed Siemens and Daewoo to build the plant in April 2011.

The plant contains four Siemens gas turbines, two steam turbines, six generators and an instrumentation and controls system supplied by Siemens, which will also maintain the equipment under a long term supply deal.

Daewoo has been responsible for site construction and the civil works, HRSGs (Heat Recovery Steam Generators) and main transformers, ancillary and auxiliary systems.

The plant, which will supply power to the nearby Ruwais refinery, is the sixth that Siemens has delivered in Abu Dhabi - including the two previous plants at Shuweihat."

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East, said: “For decades, we have been committed to building safe, reliable and efficient power generation for the UAE, in support of sustainable economic growth. Shuweihat S3 is a prime example of what can be achieved with outstanding technology, a strong local presence and significant expertise.”

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