The three Siemens gensets headed to a United Arab Emirates power plant will increase that facility’s output by 815 MW when operational in two years, the company announced Tuesday
Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines from the UAE. The turbines, generators and controls will be used for Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex about 35 kilometers (21 miles) from downtown Dubai.
DEWA awarded the project to Siemens as part of consortium led by Egypt-based El Sewedy Electric Co. SAE through its subsidiary Elsewedy Power.
“This new order from DEWA is another proof of the great trust that the government of Dubai places in Siemens technology,” Jean Claude Nasr, vice president for the sales region Middle East and North Africa at Siemens Power and Gas, said in a statement. “For more than 20 years, we have been working successfully with DEWA to continuously improve Dubai’s local power generation infrastructure and help to ensure sufficient and reliable power supply in this Middle Eastern metropolis.”
The additions will increase Al Aweer’s total output to more than 2.8 GW, according to the release. In addition to the SGT5-4000F gas turbines, Siemens will deliver three SGen5-1200A generators and the control system SPPA-T3000.The company also will assemble and commission the gensets on site, with commercial operation expected by spring 2020.Siemens’ SGT5-4000F gas turbine boasts output of 329 MW and a combined-cycle efficiency of 59.7 percent, according to the company website.