German engineering giant Siemens yesterday announced to have shipped its first Made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) gas turbine to Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant being developed to power Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
This is the worlds largest power plant of its kind that will be fuelled with gasified refinery residues, which contributes significantly to increasing the energy efficiency.
Siemens is supplying a total of 10 gas turbines that were specifically designed for synthesis gas (syngas) to Saudi Aramcos landmark project.
These engineering masterpieces will power the 4,000 megawatt (MW) power plant and generate 600 tonnes of high pressure steam per hour to Aramcos refinery, which is an essential part of the overall development of Jazan Economic City.
The shipment of the first locally produced gas turbine falls in line with the event held by Aramco with its partners for the Fadhili project.
Professor Siegfried Russwurm, Member of the Managing Board and CTO of Siemens AG, said: Today we celebrate another milestone together with our partners. We built these high-tech gas turbines in Saudi Arabia with local talent and are proud to deliver them to their new home in Jazan. We have kept our promises and are grateful to Saudi Aramco for their confidence in Siemens. We assure Aramco and the people of Saudi Arabia of Siemens continuous strong commitment and contribution to the realization of the Kingdoms Vision 2030.
Siemens is a leader in building energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies. In addition, Siemens contribution to the Saudi society extends beyond supporting the successful operation of the Kingdoms power plants and achieving best-in-class efficiency standards.
Siemens adds lasting value to local communities and has made sustainable development the cornerstone of all its activities, and that means acting responsibly on behalf of future generations and keeping the three dimensions of sustainability people, planet and profit in balance.
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