Saudi Arabia In 550MW Turbines Award; 2014’s 8.2GW Start-Ups Hike Output

Gas output delays mean oil burning is likely to stay high.

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected turbines from US giant General Electric (GE) for the Dhuba-1 power plant, which will be the kingdom’s first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) project. The landmark plant will also be Saudi Arabia’s first with the option to burn gas condensate as a turbine fuel.

The plant will have capacity to generate 550MW of electricity from a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit and a further 50MW from a solar unit to provide additional steam. The CCGT unit will incorporate two different F-class gas turbines, a steam turbine, generators, heat recovery steam generators and a condenser. (CONTINUED - 686 WORDS)

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