MAN Diesel SE has received an order from the Saudi cement manufacturer Yanbu Cement Company to enlarge an already existing power plant. The total project volume is around 60 million euro, with a share for MAN Diesel worth 45 million euro. Six MAN Diesel 9L58/64 engines are to be added to the diesel power plant supplying the customer's cement works with energy. MAN Diesel will also expand the power plant building plus all external facilities and supply the entire electro-mechanical equipment required for generating electricity. This order will help the Augsburg-based company to continue to expand its strong market position as a provider of turnkey diesel power stations, even in these economically difficult times.
Yanbu Cement Company, named after the city of Yanbu' al-Bahr on the west coast of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been a customer of MAN Diesel since 1994 and already uses nine MAN Diesel engines of the same type to generate electricity at the works. With a total output of 175 MW, the new engines will make this the world's largest diesel power plant integral to a cement factory. The amount of energy would be sufficient to supply a small town with electricity. Yanbu Cement Company is the second largest cement manufacturer in Saudi Arabia and produces between 5,000 and 10,000 tons of clinker per day. The company exports worldwide and has significantly increased its production capacities over the last few years. The six new engines will cover the factory's increased energy needs and also serve as a basis for further growth.
The engine type used – the 9L58/64 – is a highly reliable and low-maintenance power unit with an output of 11,790 kW (approx. 16,000 HP).


GE Energy is introducing a next-generation, ultra-efficient Jenbacher ‘Type 6’ gas engine to help European Union (EU) member states comply with a directive to install new industrial, commercial and residential cogeneration systems that boost energy efficiency while reducing local fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Evaluated in “pilot” combined heat and power (CHP) plants supporting two commercial horticultural greenhouse sites in the Netherlands, GE’s new ‘6F’ gas engines recently reached a critical performance milestone of 10,000 operating hours. Even more impressive for customers: the new 3.3-megawatt (MW) 6F units demonstrated an increased output of up to 10% and a crucial 1% hike in electrical efficiency over existing systems.
For the pilot projects, Netherlands growers Kwekerij Baarenburg and Kwekerij de Kabel B.V. installed GE’s proven Jenbacher standardized greenhouse application (cogeneration with CO2 fertilization)—each powered by a J612 “6F“ unit—to optimize energy efficiency and crop production. The “Baarenburg” greenhouse is commercially cultivating roses, whereas the latter greenhouse previously had installed three of GE’s J616 Jenbacher gas engines at the same location, being a member of the Prominent Growers Association, a leading Netherlands cooperative for tomato growers that has adopted GE’s Jenbacher CHP technology at a number of sites in recent years.
The operators of the “Baarenburg” and “Prominent Kabel“ greenhouses have signed a full customer service contract with GE for the two 6F CHP plants that will cover the units up to their first major overhaul needed at 60,000 operating hours. The units feature electrical efficiency ratings of 44.1% and 44.8%, respectively.


The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has been selected to deliver six complete emergency power supply systems over the course of this year. These systems are destined for the initial planning stage of the new airport “Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI)” which is scheduled to be taken into operation in 2011. Depending on passenger numbers, plans currently envisage a gradual expansion over the coming years – an expansion which would require additional emergency power supply systems. The current order awarded by E.ON edis AG, worth € 3.7 million, is of substantial importance with regard to potential follow-up orders.
The MTU Onsite Energy emergency power supply systems are based on MTU 20V 4000 G23 engines. The six gensets have a total overall power output of approximately 12.7 MW. Among other things, these emergency power supply systems will ensure runway and landing-strip lighting at BBI.
Apart from the gensets, the scope of delivery includes the emergency power supply switchgear, cooling, exhaust gas and fuel systems, as well as intake and exhaust air systems. Delivery is scheduled between August and December 2009.
The expansion of the existing Schönefeld airport to become the new capital’s BBI central airport began in 2006. As of 2011, the airport is scheduled to absorb the entire air traffic volume in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. BBI’s initial passenger capacities range between 22 and 25 million per year. Plans are based on BBI’s potential to expand this volume up to between 40 and 45 million passengers over the next few years. This would equal more than two thirds of the current passenger volumes at Frankfurt/Main airport.


Siemens Energy has secured an order from Abu Dhabi for construction of the Shuweihat II combined cycle power plant with integrated seawater desalination facility. The company will build the plant as a turnkey project together with the partners Doosan Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering & Construction approximately 200 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi. After the scheduled start of operation in September 2011, the plant will generate 1500 megawatts of electricity net and feed approximately 455,000 cubic meters of water daily into the local drinking water network. Project developer is GDF Suez. End customer is the local energy provider Abu Dhabi Electricity & Water Authority (ADWEA). The value of the order for Siemens is more than EUR350 million.
Siemens scope of supply is mainly the power plant’s main components comprising four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-6000 steam turbines, six generators, the electrical systems and I&C package SPPA-T3000 for total plant control. Doosan Heavy Industries will build the seawater desalination plant based on MSF technology. Samsung Engineering & Construction will be responsible for civil works.
Siemens Energy is market leader in the Gulf Region in the construction of power plants with seawater desalination facilities. After Al Taweelah A 2, which was completed in 2001, Siemens commissioned the Al Teweelah New B Extension back in the fall of 2008. Siemens had also been contracted with the erection of  Shuweihat I and Mirfa in Abu Dhabi.


The customer for the project is Kortes Master Ltd. StroyTechMontazh delivered under the turnkey mini CHP plant generating heat and electricity for Auchan trading centre in Moscow. The power equipment is installed on the roof of the complex. On the territory of Russia such a technological solution is applied for the first time.
Modular power plant is designed on the base of two PG750B gas engine power units rated at 600 kW each by FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd. The power plant is run on base load in parallel with the local power grid, the fuel is natural gas.



Siemens Energy has secured an order for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium. Purchaser is the independent power producer T-Power N.V., in which International Power plc, Siemens Project Ventures GmbH and Tessenderlo N.V. each hold a 33 percent stake. The order volume including a long term maintenance contract for the gas turbine is approximately EUR320 million.
The Tessenderlo 420-megawatt (MW) plant will be built in Flanders on the premises of Tessenderlo Chemie N.V. From mid-2011 the power plant will supply one-third of the power generated for the energy-intensive production processes at the neighboring chemicals plant, with the other two-thirds fed into the grid. Siemens Energy will build the power plant as a turnkey project and supply the main components comprising one gas turbine, one steam turbine and one generator, the entire mechanical equipment, and the electrical and I&C systems. The plant in Tessenderlo has a very flexible design and can thus be quickly modified to meet changed market conditions. The new plant is slated to meet intermediate and peak load demand.
Tessenderlo Chemie is also taking the opportunity to overhaul its entire high-voltage network. The order for this has gone to Siemens Energy Belgium, as head of a consortium with Pauwels International and Fabricom GTI. Siemens will take care of a new gas-insulated 150-kV distribution station to which the new plant will also be connected, a new 26-kV distribution station and the upgrade of a second station, as well as the associated protection panels and supervision systems. The consortium will also be responsible for the study, installation, commissioning and building engineering.
Combined cycle power plants are an important feature of Siemens environmental portfolio. In 2008, revenue from the products and solutions of Siemens environmental portfolio was nearly EUR 19 billion, which is equivalent to around a quarter of Siemens total revenue.


Rolls-Royce will deliver a further eight RB211 industrial gas turbines for Nigeria’s offshore oil and gas fields this year as part of contracts worth $150 million from TOTAL.
These units, for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Usan field and a fixed offshore platform in the Ofon field, bring the total number of RB211s ordered by TOTAL for offshore Nigeria to 19.
Six of the RB211 gas turbine packages will be electrical generating sets, three for each field, to provide up to 160MW of electrical power for the new installations. All of the packages will also feature exhaust mounted waste heat recovery units.
The remaining two sets will be gas compression packages to export gas to another facility or to re-inject gas into the oil field to enhance oil recovery in the Usan field.
The new Usan oil field, 100 kilometres southeast of Bonny Island in water depths ranging from 750 to 850 metres, is scheduled to become operational in 2012, when production will be in the region of 180,000 barrels of oil per day.
Phase two of the Ofon oil field development will allow an increase in oil output from 25,000 barrels per day to around 100,000 in 2011. The gas produced from the Ofon field will be piped to the Amenam complex.
The packages for Usan and Ofon are due for delivery to the module fabrication yards by the fourth quarter of 2009.