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Atlas Copco Gas and Process will supply 20 TP Series turbo compressors for a Fuel Gas Boosting application in a new 2400 MW combined cycle power plant outside of Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The customer is a consortium of the Al-Arrab contracting company and Sepco III Electric Construction Corporation of China. The combined power and desalination plant will provide power, steam and water for the aluminium smelter being constructed by the Ma’aden Saudi Arabian Mining Company. The machines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2012.
As part of the Ma’aden Project, Atlas Copco also received a turnkey contract earlier this year to supply the complete compressed air system for the Ma’aden aluminium smelter and will deliver five of its largest oil-free air compressors as well as two smaller compressors and dryers.
The Ma’aden aluminium plant with a capacity of 740 000 tonnes of aluminium and 1.8 million tonnes of alumina per year, aims to utilize Saudi Arabia’s vast bauxite resources to produce aluminium for the domestic and global markets. The site will consist of an alumina refinery, aluminium smelter and roll mill.