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Siemens to erect turnkey combined-cycle power plant in Turkey

Siemens has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Bandirma II combined-cycle (gas and steam) power plant (CCPP) in Turkey.

The purchaser is Enerjisa, a joint venture of Sabanci Holding and E.ON. Following the Samsun project, which is currently under construction, Bandirma II will be the second power plant in Turkey to be powered by an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, marking the sale of 28 of this model of gas turbine by Siemens worldwide.
These gas turbines, which have proven themselves in commercial operation since 2011, have now clocked up approximately 50,000 equivalent operating hours at an availability of more than 97%. Upon completion in the spring of 2016, this plant will have an installed capacity of around 600 megawatts (MW) and an efficiency of over 60%.

The natural-gas-fired CCPP Bandirma II will be built on the southern coast of the Sea of Marmara, near the city of Bandirma in the Balikesir province.

Rainer Hauenschild, head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy, said: “We are very excited about working together with Enerjisa. As a manufacturer of turnkey installations, our customers profit from our expertise in ideally integrating mechanical, electrical and chemical processes optimally with our products in fossil-fired power plants. Therefore we can fulfill the needs of our customers at best.

“In this project, too, we will live up to our very high claim concerning quality and safety in project engineering and execution and during the construction and installation phase.”

The dynamic power plant market in Turkey calls for flexible and eco-friendly power generation facilities that are cost-efficient at the same time, so that they are right at the top in the merit order. The Bandirma II combined-cycle power plant is of single-shaft design. Such plants are highly flexible and can be run up to full power in only 30 minutes. With load ramping of gradients of up to 50 MW per minute, they also respond very quickly to fluctuations in power demand and so can help to stabilize the grid.

Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.

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Utico to set up coal-fired power plant in Namibia

Namibia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Utico Middle East, the GCC’s largest private full service utility and solutions provider, for the establishment of a $300 million coal-fired power plant in its Okakkura Governorate. The agreement was signed this week between Ruurd Abma, Managing Director of Utico Middle East, and Justus Ve, CEO of AFRES Pty.

Presently, Namibia is highly dependent on South Africa for its power requirements, importing more than 40% of its power needs from its neighbours. Generation from within the country has become increasingly difficult as the flow in the Kunene River has been variable, making hydro-power generation unpredictable. The establishment of the new plant will therefore be huge step forward for the Namibia to reduce its burgeoning power bills and cut subsidy. The project entails the development of a 150MW increased to 300MW power plant in the African state.
The Namibian government will provide the coal to Utico Middle East that will be utilised to generate clean, low-priced power for its citizens. All power generated in the plant will be sold to Namibia Power Corporation (NAM Power), the government-run power utilities company. In addition to the development of the power plant, Utico will also set up a transmission network to distribute the power across the country.

The development closely follows another major announcement made last week by Utico to set up the world’s largest solar-powered desalination facility in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Once complete, the plant will generate more than 83 million litres of potable water per day and 20 MW of solar power per hour.




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