RIYADH — Alstom Thermal Power, Alstom’s division in charge of thermal power generation equipment and services, has recently signed a contract worth over €100 million with Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. and GS E&C to provide the steam tail for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant being constructed by them for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC).
The Riyadh PP12 plant is located 100 km west of the Saudi capital. Once completed, the plant will produce a net output of 2,175 MW 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 a highly efficient combined cycle design.
The power plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation by 2015, in order to meet the increased demand expected in the central region.The contract includes the supply of two 342 MW steam turbine generator sets and eight Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) for the power plant.
This is Alstom’s first steam tail offering for the Saudi Arabia market and the equipment is being offered in a novel integrated package, which will augment power output from the plant by an additional 4 MW. Nader Abdellatif, Alstom Country President in Saudi Arabia, said "we are proud to be working with Bemco on this important infrastructure project for SEC and the country. Alstom offers leading steam tail technology which will extend the efficiency and performance of this power plant. We are pleased to further extend the relationship we have built with SEC through our work in the Shoaiba power plant with this project." — SG