Siemens gives Kuwaiti gas plant ‘clean’ 263MW boost

Siemens is to boost the capacity of a power plant in Kuwait by 263MW, without using any additional gas. The company plans to expand the Az Zour South 3 open cycle […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Siemens is to boost the capacity of a power plant in Kuwait by 263MW, without using any additional gas.

The company plans to expand the Az Zour South 3 open cycle gas turbine power plant and convert it to a highly efficient combined cycle system.

The addition of both a high pressure turbine and a lower pressure model mean hot waste gases can be used to produce steam to feed a turbo.

The expanded section of the site is expected to go into operation in mid-2019.

Jeffrey Dunlap, Head of Sales for Siemen’s Middle East & North Africa region, said: “With our industrial steam turbine, we have developed a cost effective and highly efficient solution for expanding the power plant.

“With more than 263MW, the additional capacity is outstanding for a non-reheat process.”

Siemens’ customer is the Chinese contractor SEPCOIII, who placed the order for Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water.

A combined cycle gas plant in Jordan recently received a $290 million (£232m) boost.