Alstom wins contracts worth around €100 million to provide power generation equipment to the Middle East
Alstom has recently won several contracts, worth approximately €100 million, in the Middle East in the field of power generation equipment. Notably, Alstom will supply key equipment to Korean contractor Hanwha Engineering & Construction for the new Samra III gas-fired power plant in the Kingdom of Jordan.
Alstom will design, deliver and supervise the installation of two GT13E2 gas turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the new gas-fired unit, which is located in the region of Al Hashemya and will be operated by Samra Electric Power Generating Company. Samra III will generate 285 MW, will meet all international environmental standards, and will have a 9% higher efficiency rate than the other existing simple cycle units. Upon completion of Samra III, the total capacity of the entire power plant will be approximately 900 MW, the largest electricity generation source in Jordan.
Facing a 10% annual growth of its energy consumption, the Kingdom of Jordan has to expand its present 2,300MW power generation fleet.
“The contract marks the first ever installation of Alstom’s GT13E2 turbines in the Kingdom of Jordan, chosen for their high power output and efficiency, as well as for Alstom’s capacity for honouring demanding delivery deadlines,” said Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom Power.
The GT13E2 turbine is well known in the Middle East and North Africa for its ability to operate in harsh climatic conditions and is widely used in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates. This latest contract expands Alstom’s fleet of GT13 in the Middle East and Africa to 62.