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GE Vernova wins gas turbine orders in Saudi Arabia

  • 18 days ago (2024-07-01)
  • David Flin
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GE Vernova has secured an order for six 7HA.03 gas turbines and two 7W.03 gas turbines from the EPC company SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction (SEPCOIII) for two new power plants in Saudi Arabia.

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Taiba 1 is located 100 km southeast of Madinah city in the western region of Saudi Arabia and Qassim 1 is around 30 km southeast of Buraydah city in the central region.

In addition to the equipment order, GE Vernova also signed a 21-year service agreement to support plant operations with ACWA Power ’s wholly-owned subsidiary National Operations & Maintenance Company (NOMAC).

Taiba 1 and Qassim 1 will deliver up to 3.8 GW to the grid in total, and are scheduled to be completed in 2027. They can be configured with post-combustion carbon capture systems to reduce CO2 emissions. In addition, 7HA.03 gas turbines currently have the capability to burn up to 50 per cent hydrogen when blended with natural gas.

The projects are aligned to Saudi Arabia’s goal to generate about half its electricity from renewable energy sources and half from gas by 2030, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions being achieved by 2060.