Siemens secures order for 900 MW combined cycle power plant in Kuwait

Siemens has received an order from Alghanim International to supply power generation equipment for the 900 MW Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant in Kuwait. The project is being built on the existing site of the Sabiya power plant on the Bay of Kuwait in the north-eastern part of the country. The equipment to be supplied by Siemens includes two gas turbines, two hydrogen-cooled generators, one steam turbine and a steam turbine generator. Siemens will also deliver the control system and 26 bays of the 400 kV/80 kA gas-insulated switchgear with associated control and protection systems for the power plant’s substation. Alghanim International is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the entire plant, establishing the grid connection, and operating and maintaining it. A long-term service agreement with Alghanim International has also been signed. The plant will start simple cycle operation in 2019, while the commissioning of the combined cycle operation is scheduled for end-2020.