Siemens Energy will supply two Model SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SGen5-1000A generators, for use in a 460MW simple cycle power plant in Biskra, on the northern edge of the Sahara, in north eastern Algeria.
Algeria transmits 12,000MW of electricity per day, most of it gas-fired, through the National Transmission grid.
The German supplier will provide technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning phase and provide spare parts for the components through a ten-year long-term parts supply agreement.
“The long-term spare parts agreement will provide stringent quality assurance standards to make certain that the parts are manufactured to Siemens’ OEM specifications,” says Thierry Toupin, CEO of the Business Unit Gas Turbines/Generators at Siemens Energy.
The plant is scheduled for commissioning in August 2014 and will be operated by Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE).