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POWER STATION 5
BLOCK 4

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POWER STATION 5 BLOCK 4 FACTS

In Brief: The Project

The combined cycle power unit will have a generating capacity of 680.8 MW at 25°C and an efficiency of 54.6%.

The main equipment to be provided includes one M701JAC Mitsubishi gas turbine, one Hitachi steam turbine, one SPX-Air Cooled Condenser, one XIZI HRSG, besides balance of plant and other electrical/control equipment.

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  • Technology The M701JAC is an advanced high temperature, high efficiency, low NOx, large capacity gas turbine.

Future Benefits upon Commissioning

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  • Capacity Once completed, this Project will increase the nameplate capacity of PS5 from 1.8GW to more than 2.4 GW
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  • Efficiency The overall Power Stations’ efficiency will increase from 48.70% to 50.99% and 50.02% to 52.25% during summer and winter respectively with the addition of Block 4 in Power Station 5.
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  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions The new Block 4 will accelerate the Company’s ESG transition and enable Alba to reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as we embrace Bahrain’s objectives to reach Net Zero by 2060.

Financing

The Project was financed by ECA-covered facility from Sinosure China. The facility was made up of c. US$225 million China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (“SINOSURE”) supported-facility with a 15-year tenor and a competitive interest rate wherein the principal amount will be repaid over a 15-year period including a 3-year grace period.

Project Management

SEPCOIII along with Mitsubishi Power are responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Block comprising M701JAC gas turbine, an air-cooled version of J-series gas turbines and a steam turbine.

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  • Timeline Q4 2024
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  • Project Overall Progress

    22.50%

    (31 December 2022)
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  • Safety

    182,986

    man-hours clocked without LTI
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MJ701 GAS TURBINE

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Executives inspect PS5 Block4 project