German engineering giant Siemens has shipped its first gas turbine manufactured in Saudi Arabia to Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant being developed to power Saudi city of Jazan, Oil Review informed. The company is supplying a total of 10 gas turbines, which will power the 4,000MW power plant and generate 600t of high pressure steam per hour to Aramco’s refinery as well.
Siemens statement revealed that the locally produced turbines are in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program. The world’s largest power plant will contribute significantly to increasing energy efficiency. The plant will be fueled with gasified refinery residues, Trade Arabia wrote.
Professor Siegfried Russwurm, Member of the Managing Board and CTO of Siemens AG, said: “ 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. We assure Aramco and the people of Saudi Arabia of Siemens’ continuous strong commitment and contribution to the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”