Siemens has handed over a combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi to begin commercial operations.
Located 260km west of Abu Dhabi, the Shuweihat S3 power plant has an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 megawatts and will be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company.
Siemens was the consortium leader for the project as it supplied four gas turbines, two steam turbines, six generators and the instrumentation and control system for the plant.
The plant will support the increasing demand for power from Abu Dhabi’s rapidly growing population, as well as growing Siemens’ presence in the region.
Siemens also recently won a $253 million contract from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation to expand the Gulf state’s power supply system.