Siemens ships Saudi-produced turbines to Jazan

siemensturbineThe turbines will power the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Jazan. (Image source: David Seibold / Flickr)Siemens, a leader in building energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies, has delivered the first shipment of its locally produced gas turbines to the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

This is the world’s largest power plant of its kind that will be fuelled with gasified refinery residues, which contributes significantly to increasing the energy efficiency. Siemens is supplying a total of ten gas turbines – that were specifically designed for synthesis gas (syngas) – to Saudi Aramco’s landmark project. They will power the 4,000 MW power plant and generate 600 tons of high pressure steam per hour to Aramco’s refinery, which is an essential part of the overall development of Jazan Economic City.

Prof. Siegfried Russwurm, member of the managing board and CTO of Siemens AG said, “Today we celebrate another milestone together with our partners. We built these high-tech gas turbines in Saudi Arabia with local talent and are proud to deliver them to their new home in Jazan.”

The company stressed that the deal reflects its continuing strong commitment to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, its long-term plan to diversify the economy and boost local manufacturing, as well as to Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) initiative, which is designed to double the percentage of locally produced energy-related goods and services contracted by the company to 70 per cent.


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