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Siemens ... set to supply key power generation equipment to Kuwait.

Siemens ... set to supply key power generation equipment to Kuwait.

Siemens to supply major Kuwait power plant

August 2017

Global technology major Siemens said it has won an order to supply the key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension Three combined cycle power plant in Kuwait.

The contract was awarded by Alghanim International, which has been appointed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant.

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

Siemens said it will also deliver 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 plant’s substation.

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

Support from Siemens’ remote monitoring centre is available 24/7 and allows specialists to resolve potential issues remotely before they become serious, just as though they were working on-site.

The natural gas-fired Sabiya Extension Three is being built on the existing site at the Bay of Kuwait in the country’s northeast. It can also be operated with fuel oil as a back-up fuel. The multi-shaft combined cycle power plant will provide an electrical capacity of over 900 MW.

Once completed, the substation will provide power to the newly developing areas in northern Kuwait, said Alghanim which is responsible for constructing the entire plant, establishing the grid connection, and operating and maintaining it.

The plant will start simple cycle operation in late 2019, with the combined cycle operation is scheduled for 2020-end.

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