Germany’s Siemens has received gas turbine supply orders worth around $130m for two power projects in Saudi Arabia.

The local Alfanar Construction Company has selected Siemens to provide gas turbines for its Hail Extension II power project and Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works (SSEM) selected Siemens turbines for its Al Qurayat Expansion II power plant.

The purchasers are the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) companies that are building the respective projects for Saudi Electric Company (SEC).

The Hail Extension II gas turbine power plant is located in central Saudi Arabia and comprises two units, with a total capacity of 160MW.

The demand for power in the Hail region is increasing by ten percent annually. To meet these rising demands the plant will come online as a fast track project as early as mid-2011.

The Al Qurayat Expansion II gas turbine plant is located in the north west of Saudi Arabia. Consisting of two power plant units, the plant will have a total installed capacity of 136MW.

Siemens will supply a total of four SGT6-2000E gas turbines for the two plants, along with four generators and the auxiliary equipment in 2010 and 2011.