GE and GAMA Consortium have been awarded a contract to build a 1,792MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant as part of the Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) project.
The contract is part of Aluminium Bahrain’s Line 6 expansion project, which is expected to make Alba the largest single-site smelter in the world.
Energy Business Review reports that GE and GAMA Consortium will design, engineer, procure, construct and commission the power plant, which will have an efficiency of 54 per cent.
For the project, which is also known as Power Station 5, GE will supply three 9HA gas turbines, three steam turbines and three high recovery steam generators (HRSGs).
Alba board of directors chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said: “Alba is progressing on schedule and we look forward to the commissioning of PS 5 which will be the largest and most efficient power station in Bahrain and first power station with H-class gas turbine technology in the Gulf region.”
Scheduled to be commissioned in early 2019, Line 6 project is expected to increase Alba’s annual production by 540,000t, to reach 1,500,000t.
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