Saudi Arabia

MAN 32/40 engines in the powerhouse of the power plant.

MAN 32/40 engines in the powerhouse of the power plant.

MAN powers King Abdullah Port

May 2017

Man Diesel and Turbo has commissioned three MAN 18V 32/40 generators at the crane facility at King Abdullah Port, north of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.

The facility has been handed over to the customer ESDM (Energy Solutions Developers and Managers) at the port. The three units run on marine diesel oil and function as generator sets supplying a total of approximately 26 MW of electricity to the crane facility. With a capacity of 65 tonnes, this facility is designed to be able to load and unload even the largest container ships in the world.

King Abdullah Port, the fastest growing port in the world, is part of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), a unique urban development which was started in 2005 and constitutes the largest building project in the history of Saudi Arabia. Located on the coast of the Red Sea, KAEC is set to become the country’s second economic centre in future, with an anticipated population of up to 2 million. Apart from serving the internal supply of the kingdom, the new port will also act as a strategic hub on the major trade route between Asia and Europe.

According to Waldemar Wiesner, MAN Diesel and Turbo’s head of sales for power plants in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, high temperatures throughout the year and an arid desert climate place particularly high demands on the technology used here. 

“The MAN 32/40 engine is a perfect match for the climatic conditions in Saudi Arabia and has already provided outstanding services in many other power plants on the Arabian Peninsula. The engine has particularly proven itself in industrial applications due to its robustness, reliability and very long maintenance intervals,” explains Ashraf Al Natsheh, senior sales director power plants in Saudi Arabia.

MAN Diesel and Turbo has a long-standing history of successful power plant projects in Saudi Arabia. The company’s commissions in recent years have included a 40-MW unit for the Arabian Cement Company (ACC), a 54-MW heavy-duty power plant for the United Cement Industrial Company (UCIC), and a similar unit with a capacity of 60-MW for the Yanbu Cement Company.

Germany-headquartered MAN Diesel and Turbo manufactures large-bore diesel and gas engines and turbomachinery. The company’s product portfolio includes two-stroke and four-stroke engines for marine and stationary applications, turbochargers and propellers as well as gas and steam turbines, compressors and chemical reactors. The range of services and supplies is rounded off by complete solutions like ship propulsion systems, engine-based power plants and turbomachinery trains for the oil and gas as well as the process industries. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand.

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