Siemens has secured a contract to supply five gas turbines to Sudan’s state-run energy provider Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC), Energy Business Review informed.

These machines will deliver a combined electrical generating capacity of some 850MW for the Sudanese national grid. All five power plant units are scheduled to already commence commercial operation at the end of 2017, ThomasNet reported.

In addition to the five E-class gas turbines, Siemens’ scope of supply also comprises five associated SGen5-100A generators as well as Siemens’ SPPA-T3000 control systems. Three of the machines are destined for Garri Power Station in the North of the Sudanese Capital Khartoum, while the remaining two units will generate electric power further east in Port Sudan on the country’s Red Sea coast.

Siemens Power and Gas Division’s CEO, Willi Meixner, said: “Our power plant engineering is making a decisive contribution to very rapidly improving the power supply system in Sudan.” He added: “We are thus in a position to help the people of Republic of the Sudan to develop a modern yet affordable electrification system that brings forward efforts to advance the nation’s economic and social development.”