Alstom wins $122 million contract to supply steam tail for Riyadh power plant13 July 2012
Alstom Thermal Power, a division of Alstom, has signed a €100 million ($122 million) contract with Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. & GS E&C to provide the steam tail for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant in Saudi Arabia.
Located 100km west of the Saudi capital, the plant is being constructed by them for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC). The power plant is expected to begin commercial operation by 2015, in order to meet the increased demand expected in the central region. Upon completion, the plant will produce a net output of 2,175MW at high temperatures with high efficiency.
The plant utilizes exhaust gases from the gas turbines to generate steam and run the steam turbines, maximizing the fuel utilization with an efficient combined cycle design.
The contract involves the supply of two 342MW steam-turbine generator sets and eight heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) for the power plant. The equipment is being offered in a package which will augment power output from the plant by an additional 4MW.