Siemens to supply six gas turbines to Qatar

Power generating facility to produce 618 million litres of drinking water per day
Siemens to supply six gas turbines to Qatar
By Yasmin Al Heialy
Tue 24 May 2016 09:18 AM

Engineering company Siemens will supply six F-class gas turbines for a new combined-cycle power generating facility with an integrated seawater desalination plant in Qatar, a Siemens official announced.

The power generating facility, named Umm Al Houl, will have a total electricity output capacity of 2.5 gigawatts. It will provide up to 618 million liters of drinking water per day.

“We have recently signed a service contract for the upcoming power plant in Qatar,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East, at a round table meeting in Egypt.

“Under the contract agreement we will supply six F-class gas turbines, four steam turbines and ten generators, according to country’s requirement.”

Siersdorfer said Siemens was looking for inter-grid connections, adding ‘Qatar is a great example in this regard’.

“We are providing Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation) a lot of grid-substations which are then supplying electricity from the power stations to customers which can be manufacturing facilities in industrial parks, residential housing complexes and other places where the peak load timings vary,” he said.  “The smart-grid supply system can ensure the efficient use of scarce resources and optimum utilisation of generation capacities.”

“The company is involved in doing projects within the projects and developing specialist technologies that are best suited for the local market conditions.”

“For example, we have also in Qatar an R&D centre located at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) where we are developing technologies to be used in trams to adapt to the local conditions. This is being done in the country for Qatar and the greater region in the Gulf not for Germany or other countries in the world.”

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