GE signs Riyadh for (US) $1.3 billion

    GE signs Riyadh for (US) $1.3 billion

    GE Power Systems has announced contracts valued at more than (US)$1.3 billion with the Saudi Consolidated Electric Co. Central Region to supply and install equipment for Saudi Arabia`s Riyadh power plants 8 and 9.

    Riyadh 9, at approximately 1,300 MW, will be the largest crude oil-fired power plant of its kind. GE will provide four combined-cycle units, totaling 16 gas turbines, four steam turbines and 20 generators, with shipments to begin later this year. The first of the combined-cycle units is to enter commercial service in December 1997, with the entire plant expected to enter service by 2001.

    GE will supply another four gas-turbine generators for Riyadh 8, to be added to six gas turbines GE supplied in a 1994 expansion.

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