Ansaldo in €350 Million UAE Contacts
Following the financial closure of the combined cycle power plant project, rated 1,600 MW and located in Mirfa, 200 km west of Abu Dhabi, a series of contracts worth a total of EUR 350 million have come into force for Ansaldo Energia Group companies.
Ansaldo Energia, working in a consortium with HDEC (Hyundai Engineering & Construction), will supply to the project company “Mirfa International Power and Water Company” (80% ADWEA Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, wholly owned by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and 20% GDF Suez S.a) three AE94.3A gas turbines, two MT20 steam turbines, five air-cooled turbogenerators and all the relevant auxiliary systems. Ansaldo Energia has also been awarded a twentyfive-year Long Term Maintenance Contract (LTMA) to service the gas turbines.
Ansaldo Thomassen, the Ansaldo Energia company based in the Netherlands and specialised in service activities on third-party gas turbines, signed a contract with HDEC for the refurbishment, conversion and commissioning of four GE Frame 9E gas turbines already existing at the site.
Finally, Ansaldo Thomassen also signed a Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) with the project company to maintain the aforementioned gas turbines for twelve years.
Ansaldo Energia and Ansaldo Thomassen will use Ansaldo Thomassen Gulf’s Abu Dhabi facility to perform some service activities and the company will also act as a contractor to provide support for local work.