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Siemens to supply five large gas turbines to Saudi Arabia

The picture shows the SGT6-5000F gas turbine from Siemens.

Furthermore, Siemens and Kahrabel FZE, an affiliate of the ENGIE Group, signed a long-term service agreement for the gas turbines for the Fadhili CHP plant for a period of 16 years. End customer is a special purpose company consisting of ENGIE with a 40 percent share, Saudi Electric Company (SEC) and Saudi Aramco Power Holding Company (SAPHCO) with a share of 30 percent each. The total order volume for Siemens is approximately USD 400 million.
Siemens' scope of supply encompasses five SGT6-5000F gas turbines, five SGen6-1000A generators, the control system SPPA-T3000 as well as assembly and commissioning on site. The long-term service agreement covers maintenance services for the five turbines including Siemens' advanced Power Diagnostics services, part of the company's Digital Services for Energy portfolio. Siemens Power Diagnostics provides a detailed diagnosis of many actual unit conditions and recommendations for improvements to help minimize unplanned outages and maximize power generation availability. The new power plant will be largely fired with so-called K-gas, a natural gas from the near Khursaniyah gas field which has a relatively low calorific value. Siemens and Saudi Aramco have been jointly testing the suitability of the F-class gas turbine for this special type of fuel.
"This is a great milestone for Saudi Arabia and Siemens. This project leverages even more opportunities to drive the industrialization of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030," says Jeffrey Dunlap, Siemens' Senior Executive Vice President of Sales PG MENA Region. "Thanks to our comprehensive service package, the new power plant will reliably supply the gas extraction plant in Fadhili with electricity and process steam for a long time to come. With the right technological solutions Siemens continues to demonstrate its local commitment to the Kingdom, its partners and the Saudi society." The Saudi Vision 2030 represents the ambitious determination to transform the Kingdom economically and socially. It is the blueprint that guides Saudi Arabia as it prepares for a post-oil era.
Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the Fadhili CHP project will play a key role in expanding the gas production and supply in Saudi Arabia to meet growing domestic energy demand. Together with two other new gas extraction plants, Fadhili will produce more than five billion standard cubic feet per day of so-called "non-associated" gas – natural gas that is extracted independently of oil. Saudi Aramco is investing a total of around 50 billion Saudi Riyals (USD 13.3 billion) in the Fadhili gas extraction plant.
All five gas turbines will be produced by the Siemens Dammam Energy Hub. In May 2016, the first gas turbine "made in Saudi Arabia" was produced in the SDEH. The facility jointly develops and strengthens local supply chains that increase local value added and create jobs for highly-skilled young Saudi talent.

More information about the SGT6-5000F gas turbine is available at
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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