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Siemens has recently been awarded a contract to supply power plant components, including six F-class gas turbines, for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined cycle power plants in Algeria. The clients are Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd, Korean companies that are building the two power plants for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria. Together, the two power plants will have an installed electrical capacity of more than 2,000 MW and will supply power to over five million households on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast.
The Ras Djinet power plant location is approximately 100 kilometers east of the Algerian capital Algiers. Ain Arnat is located approximately 260 kilometers east of Algiers. The scope of delivery from Siemens includes a total of six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, six SST5-3000 steam turbines, and six SGen5-2000H generators. In addition, Siemens will provide technical support and services for the construction and commissioning of the six power trains. A framework agreement was additionally concluded for the delivery of spare parts for the plant in Ras Djinet for a 10-year period.
Algeria has a good supply of raw materials, extensive crude oil and rich natural gas deposits, and plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11 GW to approximately 26 GW by the year 2022. Thierry Toupin, CEO of the Products Business Unit at Siemens Energy said, “Our F-class gas turbine technology combines high levels of efficiency with low capital costs. With those features, this technology offers our customers crucial economic benefits.”