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NEM Secures Mega Assignment for PP10 Conversion Project in Saudi Arabia

NEM has secured the order from Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. Ltd. in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for forty (40) unfired dual pressure Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for the PP10 Combined Cycle Power Plant project. These steam generators with integral deaerator are of the vertical gas flow natural circulation type. The project, which is worth several hundred million dollars, is one of the largest in history. With this award of the HRSGs for the PP10 project, NEM has secured a position in one of the most promising HRSG markets in the world. Once fully operational, the power plant will be the largest combined cycle power plant in the world.

The existing PP10 facility, an open cycle power plant, is located on the outskirts of Riyadh City in the central province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will be converted to a combined cycle facility. The new power plant will consist of ten blocks, arranged in 4-on-1 configuration. The gas turbines are site-rated at 55.91 MW per unit and will operate mainly on Arabian crude oil. The total capacity of the power plant will be increased from approximately 2,200 MW to approximately 3,500 MW.

Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. Ltd. is, as EPC contractor, a leader in the power sector with over 22,000 MW of power plant capacity projects. The PP10 Power Plant is owned by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Construction of the simple cycle gas turbine plant has recently been completed and consists of forty GE Frame 7EA Gas Turbines. Ultimately, it will provide approximately twenty percent of the power for the city of Riyadh, which has over 5.2 million inhabitants and is the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This awarding is the result of a close cooperation between the different NEM business units in Hengelo and Leiden in the Netherlands and Dubai (UAE). The Saudi Arabian market for power generation is one of the most promising in the world with an expected increase in electricity demand between 5.5 and seven percent in the coming years and expected new construction of well over 3,000 MW annually.

Combined cycles and add-on projects are expected to play a dominant role in the future. With the award of the PP10 project, NEM has firmly secured a leading position in this niche market.

NEM Energy b.v., established in 1929, is a globally leading company in the field of steam generating equipment. NEM supplies custom made solutions regarding HRSGs for power generation and Industrial and Utility Boilers for applications throughout the world. NEM’s driving forces are the distinctive know-how and continuous technological innovation, with an eye for new applications such as steam generation for solar power applications.

NEM’s head office is located in Leiden, the Netherlands. NEM’s regional office for the Middle East is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Source: NEM Energy b.v.