The simple cycle gas fired power station being constructed in the capital city of Biskra province, north-eastern Algeria, is expected to have an installed capacity of about 460 MW. Siemens Energy is supplying two gas turbines and two generators to Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation from South Korea for this power station. The plant will be operated by Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), a company of the state-owned utility Socièté Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz).

Siemens is supplying two model SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SGen5-1000A generators as well as technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning phase. A 10 year spare parts supply agreement has also been concluded. This is the third order placed with Siemens Energy within the last year for power plant components in Algeria, following the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat projects.

“Siemens is playing a major role in the industrialisation of Algeria,” Thierry Toupin, CEO of business unit gas turbines and generators at Siemens’ energy sector, says.

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