Alstom to supply steam turbine generators for Shuqaiq power plant

Alstom to supply steam turbine generators for Shuqaiq power plant
Updated 20 November 2013

Alstom to supply steam turbine generators for Shuqaiq power plant

Alstom to supply steam turbine generators for Shuqaiq power plant

Alstom has secured a contract in the Kingdom following its selection by lead contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply 4 x 720 MW steam turbine generator sets for the Shuqaiq project. The contract is valued at approximately 170 million euros. The Shuqaiq plant is due to enter commercial operation in 2017.
Alstom's contract includes engineering, manufacturing, supply and field services for all four steam turbines and generators, and will also include all direct control and auxiliary systems.
The 2,650 MW power plant will be located on the Kingdom’s western Red Sea coast and will be among the world’s most efficient facilities run on heavy fuel oil. With the Alstom machines at its core, Shuqaiq will help Saudi Arabia expand generation base while minimizing environmental impact.
The new contract comes just five months after Alstom was picked to supply 5 x 620 MW steam turbine, generators, supercritical boilers as well as electrostatic precipitators and flue gas desulphurization systems for the Yanbu 3 plant in Saudi Arabia.
Currently, more than one-fifth of Saudi electricity is generated on equipment supplied by Alstom. including those for the Shoaiba thermal power plant.