Saudi deal for GE

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GE Gas Power hosted a ‘Powering Saudi Arabia Forward’ event at the GE Manufacturing & Technology Center (GEMTEC) campus in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The event commemorated several milestone achievements, including the inauguration of the GE MENA Decarbonization Center of Excellence (COE); a celebration of over 10 years of operations at GEMTEC and more than 5 years at GE Saudi Advanced Turbines (GESAT), a Dussur-GE joint venture; and the announcement of key memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and initiatives that support critical goals under Saudi Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s net zero 2060 strategy.

  • Aramco and GE announced an MOU to develop a decarbonization roadmap that identifies possible solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the operations of Aramco’s fleet of power generation assets.
  • Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and GE announced an MOU to develop a decarbonization roadmap to explore pathways to the reduction of carbon emissions from the operations of SEC’s fleet of gas turbines.
  • SEC and GE signed a research agreement related to sand ingress early detection and monitoring systems to potentially ensure higher reliability and availability of gas turbines and prevent catastrophic failures in desert and dusty environments.
  • Dussur and GE intend to develop a roadmap to enhance the capabilities of GESAT to provide heavy duty gas turbine products and services for future gas power projects in Saudi Arabia.
  • Samsung C&T awarded GE and GESAT an order for three 7F.05 gas turbines for the Cogeneration Plant and Desalination Plant at Tanajib Project. Samsung C&T is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. The facility is expected to generate up to 940 megawatts (MW) of power, 1,084 tons per hour of steam, and 23,856 cubic meters of desalinated water per day once complete.