MAN Diesel to build 40 MW oil-fired plant in Saudi Arabia

Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a 40 MW power plant in Saudi Arabia.

The plant will be equipped with two type 18V48/60 TS engines running on heavy fuel oil and diesel oil.

It will provide power to a cement factory in Rabigh, around 120 km north of Jeddah, owned by the Arabian Cement Company.

Construction is scheduled for this year and next and will mark the first phase of the project. A second phase will see the plant’s capacity increased to 120 MW by the installation of four more engines.MAN Diesel  heavy fuel oil and diesel engines

“This order marks another milestone in the development of our EPC business in Saudi Arabia”, said Ashraf Al Natsheh, MAN Diesel’s senior sales director of power plants in the kingdom.

Alexander Stàƒ¶ckler, global head of sales at MAN Diesel’s power plant division, said Saudi Arabia “is a growing core market” for the company. “We have established a good reputation by completing a large number of successful projects in Saudi Arabia.”

Ralf Gàƒ¶ppel, senior project manager at MAN Diesel, said the extreme climatic conditions in Saudi Arabia are challenging for personnel and technical equipment. “Ambient temperatures up to 50à‚°C, ambient air full of dust and sand, and occasional heavy rainfall are the kinds of conditions we have to deal with here”, he explained.

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