MEW awards Riffa phase 1

25 January 2002

Germany's Siemens Power Generationhas been awarded the contract to carry out the phase 1 rehabilitation of the 700-MW Riffa power station. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is valued at $22 million. Four contractors submitted offers last year (MEED 24:8:01).

The phase 1 rehabilitation is aimed at extending the life of the plant's five 50-MW gas turbines, which were originally installed by Siemens. Works include installing new turbine blades and a modern computerised system to replace the existing analogue instrumentation, controls and starting system. The Ministry of Electricity & Water, which is being advised on phase 1 by Kuljian Corporationof the US, expects the plant to come back on stream in 2004.

Attention will now shift to the competition for the phase 2 rehabilitation, which consists of extending the life, and lowering the nitrous oxide emissions, of six 75-MW gas turbines, installed by Europe's ABBin the early 1980s. Germany's Fichtneris acting as the consultant (MEED 9:2:01).

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