Siemens to supply power train for Sabiya power plant in Kuwait

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jul 2017 MIDDLE EAST ENERGY & UTILITIES

 Siemens has won an order to supply key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension three combined cycle power plant in Kuwait.

The contract was awarded by the plant owner Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) to Alghanim International for execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant.

The power train from Siemens comprises two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two hydrogen-cooled SGen5-2000H generators, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, and a SGen5-2000H steam turbine generator.

Additionally, the German technology giant will provide the SPPA-T3000 control system and 26 bays of 400-kV/80-kA gas-insulated switchgear with the associated control and protection systems for the power plant’s substation.

The natural gas-fired Sabiya Extension three is being constructed on the existing site of the Sabiya power plant on the Bay of Kuwait in the country’s northeast. The multi-shaft combined cycle power plant will provide an electrical capacity of more than 900MW.

The long-term service agreement with Siemens covers the power train components including power diagnostics and remote monitoring, which are part of Siemens' digital services portfolio.

The customer, Kuwaiti EPC and O&M contractor Alghanim International, is responsible for constructing the entire plant, establishing the grid connection, and operating and maintaining it.

The plant will start simple cycle operation in winter of 2019 while commissioning of the combined cycle operation is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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