Siemens Energy is to build two turnkey combined cycle power plants in Oman. Purchaser of the project-financed plants is a consortium led by the French utility GDF SUEZ. Siemens will build the two 750-megawatt plants Barka III and Sohar II as consortium leader together with its South Korean partner GS E&C. In May 2012, both units are planned to go on in operation in simple-cycle mode, with the extension to combined cycle to follow by April 2013. The overall investment volume is approximately USD1.7 billion.
"Barka III and Sohar II will be the first turnkey plants built by Siemens in Oman," said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy. "Thanks to state-of-theart technology our plants will set new benchmarks in terms of environmental compatibility and efficiency." Back in 2008, Siemens built for GDF SUEZ Shuweihat S2, a CCPP with integrated seawater desalination in Abu Dhabi.
Barka III will be erected in the immediate vicinity of the coastal city of the same name in northern Oman. Sohar II will be built in the Sohar industrial park approximately 200 kilometers west of the capital Muscat. In addition to turnkey construction Siemens will supply for each of these plants the main components comprising two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, three SGen5-2000H generators, electrical equipment and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system and is consortium leader for the turn key project. The project includes also a long-term service agreement for the gas turbines.
The consortium partner GS E&C will supply the heat-recovery steam generators and will also be responsible for items including the civil works, transformers and ancillary systems as well as equipment installation.
The projects were awarded by OPWP (Oman Power and Water Purchasing) to the lead developer GDF SUEZ and its co-developers Multitech LLC (Suhail Bahwan Group), Sojitz Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power Co, Inc. and Public Authority for Social Insurance. The close cooperation between developers and EPC consortium was a key factor for the success and award of these projects.
High-efficiency combined cycle power plants are are part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world's largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, the company's products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons. This amount equals the combined annual CO2 emissions of New York, Tokyo, London and Berlin.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 85,100. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy.
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