GE wins $700 million gas turbine contract from Saudi Electricity Co.

General Electric (GE) has signed a nearly $700 million contract with Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) to bring additional F-class combined-cycle gas turbines, and associated equipment and services, to the Saudi Arabia.

GE’s technology will support SEC’s large, combined-cycle power plants to generate more than 3.8 GW of power and will provide fuel savings and lower emissions to meet today’s growing energy needs of the country.

PP13 will be located next to PP11 and PP12 at Dhurma, and PP14 will be located next to PP10, south of Riyadh. The contract also includes two contractual service agreements, one for each site, covering planned maintenance on the units for a fixed period of eight years.

Shipment of GE’s equipment is expected to begin at the beginning of 2015. The 7F-5 gas turbines will be manufactured at GE’s Greenville, S.C., facility, with the steam turbines and generators coming from GE’s Schenectady, N.Y., site.

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