CCGT Plants in the Middle East - other countries
Amman East
Location: Jordan
Operator: AES Jordan PSC
Configuration: 394-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Fuji
EPC: Doosan
Quick facts: On 26 Oct 2009, King Abdullah II attended the inauguration ceremony for the Amman East CCGT plant near the village of Almanakher, 15km east of Amman. AES Jordan PSC, was established jointly by Mitsui & Co Ltd and AES Oasis Ltd. The project was the first in Jordan to be provided with project financing from JBIC, in this instance $110mn in project financing co-financed with OPIC and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, with the World Bank providing Partial Risk Guarantee for the SMBC-cofinanced portion.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 5 Aug 2015

Az Zour North
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Shamal Az Zour Al Oula KSC
Configuration: 1,500-MW, 5+2 CCGT with 9F3 gas turbines, desal
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG: Hyundai
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: On 13 Dec 2013, GDF SUEZ and its consortium partners announced financial close on this IWPP, the country’s first Private Public Partnership project. The site is 100km south of Kuwait City. The consortium, which owns 40% of the project comprises GDF SUEZ (17.5%), Sumitomo (17.5%) and A H Al Sagar & Brothers (5%), was selected as successful bidder by Kuwait’s PTB in Jan 2013. The remaining 60% is owned by the GOK. The associated water desalination plant has a capacity of 107 MIGD. All of the plant’s output is purchased by the Kuwait MEW under a 40yr ECWPA. Construction began in Jan 2014 and the first GT was synchronized in May 2015. The $1.7bn scheme was funded by a mix of project finance debt and equity in an approximate 80:20 ratio. KOC built a new 40in gas pipleine to the plant along with a new 16in branched pipeline, connected to a new 24in pipeline for diesel oil. The new power plant shares common fuel storage, common water header, water outfall, and 400KV substation with all other plants at the Az-Zour site.

Photograph courtesy of Shamal Az Zour Al Oula KSC
Re-posted 22 Jun 2016

Az Zour South EPP
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Ministry of Electricity and Water
Configuration: 5 X 160 MW GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Alghanim International
Quick facts: In Mar 2011, Alstom was a awarded a €170mn contract by Alghanim International to convert these machines to combined-cycle operation by 2014. The site is 80km south of Kuwait City.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 9 Apr 2011

Deir-Ammar (Beddawi)
Location: Lebanon
Operator: Electricite du Liban
Configuration: 435-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1998-2002
Fuel: gasoil, natural gas
HRSG supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo
Quick facts: This is one of two essentially identical CCGT power stations supplied to Lebanon as part of the country's massive rebuilding effort after its long civil war.

Photograph courtesy of Electricite du Liban
Posted 22 Jul 2005

Marib-1
Location: Yemen
Operator: Public Electricity Corporatio
Configuration: 3 X 100-MW SGT5-2000E gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gasl
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Empresarios Agrupados, Bemco
Quick facts: In Mar 2005, a consortium led by Siemens was awarded a €120mn contract by PEC for this PS in Marib. The scope included the gas turbines, I&C systems, and overall project management. Lahmeyer and Kuljian Corp were consulting engineers. The project was financed by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Saudi Fund for Development, and the Yemeni government. The power plant came online in 2010 about 2yrs past the original schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 9 Apr 2011

Nusseirat
Location: Gaza
Operator: Gaza Power Generating PLC
Configuration: Two 70-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT10 gas turbines
Operation: 2002-2004
Fuel: fuel oil
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Consolidated Contractors International Co
Quick facts: A third of Gaza Power Generating PLC was originally owned by Enron, but these shares were transferred to Morganti Development after Enron’s bankruptcy. GPGC then became a subsidiary of Palestine Electric Co Public Shareholding Co Ltd (PEC). GPGC has an exclusive 20yr power supply concession from the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Construction started in Sep 1999 and after sequentially completing the gas turbines, the full plant went commercial on 15 Mar 2004. The EPC contract with Alstom was for $100.5mn. The Gaza power plant has been operating erratically due to fuel shortages and battle damage.

Photograph courtesy of Brix & Kamp Engineering A/S
Posted 9 Apr 2008

Rehab CC
Location: Jordan
Operator: Central Electricity Generating Co
Configuration: 300-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 1998-2005
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: EGT, Alstom, GE
EPC: Kuljian, Doosan
Quick facts: Rehab power plant is south of Rehab City and 60km north of Amman. The plant was switched over to natural gas on 1 Mar 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Doosan
Posted 14 Apr 2007

Sabiya CC
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Ministry of Electricity and Water
Configuration: three 670, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2011-2012
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Hyundai
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Hyundai E&C
Quick facts: In Sep 2009, GE Energy and Hyundai Heavy Industries signed a $2.65bn, turnkey contract with the Ministry of Electricity and Water for a new 2-GW, CCGT project at Sabiya. The first 1,400 MW came online in Jun 2011 to schedule. GE is expected to operate and maintain the plant for seven years.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 16 Oct 2011

Sabiya GT
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Ministry of Electricity and Water
Configuration: 6 X 51 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: HPI LLC, S&W Energy Solutions, Alghanim Industries
Quick facts: One of two emergency power plants commissioned for MEW. This site is located towards the northeastern border of Kuwait adjacent to one of Kuwait's largest power stations.

Photograph courtesy of HPI LLC
Posted 20 Feb 2010

Samra Phase-I
Location: Jordan
Operator: Samra Electric Power Generating Co
Configuration: 320-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Black & Veatch, Gama, Arab Towers Contracting Co
Quick facts: The Al-Samra plant is in Al-Zarqa northwest of Amman and runs on Egyptian natural gas. The plant uses Emerson's PlantWeb digital architecture and related controls. The first GT went online on 1 Nov 2005. Two additonal 100-MW were tendered in Jan 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Samra Electric Power Generating Co
Posted 14 Feb 2009

Shuaiba North
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Ministry of Electricity and Water
Configuration: 750-MW, 3+A CCGT with 9001FA gas turbines desal
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Hyundai
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Mitsui, Hyundai
Quick facts: In Jul 2007, MEW awarded a consortium of Mitsui & Co Ltd, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, and Fisia Italimpianti a turnkey EPC contract for the Shuaiba North power and water project. The power portion completed in June 2010 and Fisia finished the 3-line, 45 migd MSF desal plant in February 2011.

Photograph by 张铁 (Panoramio)
Posted 24 Jul 2013

Shuwaikh-2
Location: Kuwait
Operator: Ministry of Electricity and Water
Configuration: 6 X 51 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: HPI LLC, S&W Energy Solutions, Alghanim Industries
Quick facts: One of two emergency power plants commissioned for MEW. This site is on the outskirts of Kuwait City. For both the Shuwaikh and Sabiya projects, HPI supplied the Supervisory Control System (SCS) and BOP panels.

Photograph courtesy of HPI LLC
Posted 20 Feb 2010

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Aug-2016

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