The local Arabian Bemco Contracting has been awarded the SR 125 million ($33 million) contract to install inlet air

cooling systems at two power plants for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Bemco will install the cooling systems at the Hail 2 and the Juba power stations, both located in the kingdom’s Hail region, to obtain extra power. At Hail 2, Bemco will provide a new inlet air cooling system for five existing W501D-5 gas turbines provided by the US’ Westinghouse, now part of Germany’s Siemens, to cool the inlet air from 45°C to 15°C during the summer season for five hours a day and seven days a week. At Juba power station, Bemco will install a new inlet air cooling system for the seven existing GEMS6001B gas turbines. The system will be able to cool down the unit compressor inlet air temperature for the seven turbines from 50°C to 15°C.