Siemens Energy has received an order from the state-owned Israeli utility Israel Electric Corp. (IEC) for the supply of components for three gas turbine power plants. The order also contains an option for the supply of components for another power plant. The plants are scheduled to come online by the summer of 2010. The order volume is approximately US$250 million.
For the power generating stations Ramat Hovav, Hagit and Eskhol, each with an installed gas turbine capacity of 287 MW, Siemens will supply three SGT5-4000F gas turbines, three air-cooled generators, the exhaust stack and the air intake system.
The order also covers the electrical as well as instrumentation and control equipment for the turbine-generators, fuel conditioning systems and engineering work.The facilities will initially be operated as gas turbine power plants and are then be converted by IEC in a second phase to combined-cycle stations.