Siemens to supply turbines for 2.5GW plant in Qatar

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Siemens has received a turbine supply order from Samsung C&T for a 2.5GW combined cycle power generating facility in Qatar. Under the contract, Siemens will deliver six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-4000 steam turbines and ten SGen5-1200A-series generators to the power plant.



Being developed as a part of a complex, the facility houses an integrated seawater desalination unit by Samsung C&T, along with its consortium partner Hitachi Zosen, in the Umm al Houl Economic Zone in the southern part of the country.


After completion, the facility will be handed over to its owner consortium Umm al Houl, which consists of Qatar Foundation (QF), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Water and Electricity (QWEC), Mitsubishi (MC), and Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco).


The plant accounts for around 25% of Qatar's installed power generating capacity, and is expected to deliver up to 136 million imperial gallons of potable water a day.


The power plant will feature two blocks each in a 3+2 configuration, which will house three gas turbines that will generate steam to drive two downstream steam turbines.


Siemens will also provide technical support for the project's field erection and commissioning phases. Phase one is expected to be commissioned in 2017, with the entire complex scheduled to be operational in mid-2018.