Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to supply two gas turbines and two generators to Hanwha Engineering & Construction for use in the new simple cycle power plant in Biskra, Algeria.

Under the contract, the company will supply two Model SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SGen5-1000A generators, and will also provide technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning phase.

In addition, Siemens will provide spare parts for the components through a ten-year long-term parts supply agreement.

Siemens Energy Sector Gas Turbines and Generators Business Unit CEO Thierry Toupin said, "The company is playing a major role in the industrialization of Algeria through its continued commitment to providing advanced power products, solutions and services in the country."

"In addition to supplying our advanced turbines and generators for this new plant, the long-term spare parts agreement will provide stringent quality assurance standards to make certain that the parts are manufactured to Siemens’ OEM specifications," Toupin added.

Scheduled for commissioning in August 2014, the plant will have an installed capacity of approximately 460MW, and will be operated by Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE).