Siemens wins Qatari gas-fired power contract

Siemens has been awarded a 25-year long-term service agreement for the planned Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. The plant is expected to deliver more than a quarter of the country’s installed power generation capacity when completed.

The customer is Umm Al Houl Power Q.S.C., and the service agreement covers the plant’s six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-4000 steam turbines, 10 SGen5-1200A generators including instrumentation and controls service for a period of 25 years. It also provides for an electrical and a resident engineer to be located on-site.

The plant is located 15km south of the capital Doha, adjacent to Qatar Economic Zone.

“Qatar is experiencing rapid industrial, economic and population growth,” said Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services, Power and Gas. “Our advanced services and maintenance solutions will help ensure this important new power plant will operate reliably for many years to come.”
Umm Al Houl gas-fired power plant
The long-term service agreement is designed to improve the operating capabilities, flexibility and profitability of the Umm Al Houl power plant by boosting efficiency, reliability and availability throughout its entire lifecycle. The agreement will enable implementation of innovative service solutions through preventative maintenance, shortened lead times and on-site technical field assistance.

The plant will consist of two power blocks, each in a 3+2 configuration. Each block will consist of three gas turbines, which will be used to generate the steam to drive two downstream steam turbines. With a total electrical output of 2.5 GW, the plant will deliver almost one quarter of the nation’s installed power generating capacity. It will ensure adequate power and water supply to accommodate seasonal fluctuations and major events.

A special purpose company named Umm Al Houl Power was formed by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Foundation and K1 Energy to manage and operate the project. K1 Energy is a consortium of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Mitsubishi Corp.

Commissioning of the first phase is scheduled for 2017, with commissioning of the entire comple x scheduled for mid-2018.

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