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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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Siemens new order for H-class power plant

• Two power islands with H-class gas turbines for Patriot power plant in Pennsylvania
• Installed electrical generating capacity of 829 MW
• Order volume, including long-term maintenance amounts to USD 400 million
• Total of 27 H-class gas turbines sold worldwide

Siemens Energy has received an order to supply two integrated power islands fitted with H-class gas turbines for the Patriot combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Pennsylvania. It will have a generating capacity of 829 megawatts (MW) in combined-cycle duty. This is the second project awarded by Panda Power Funds in Pennsylvania following the Liberty order announced in August of 2013. The complete power plant is to be erected by Gemma-Lane Patriot Partners, a leading Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor in the U.S.A. The order volume for Siemens, including a long-term maintenance and service contract, is approximately USD 400 million. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2016. This order marks the 27th H-class gas turbines sold by Siemens worldwide.

Patriot CCPP, which will fire local shale gas, is to be erected in Clinton Township in Lycoming County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Like its sister plant Liberty CCPP, Patriot will also be comprised of two power islands, both designed as single-shaft configurations, meaning that the gas turbine and steam turbine are arranged on one shaft and drive the same generator. Single-shaft units offer economic advantages thanks to their low investment costs, excellent efficiency and a high degree of flexibility during operation. Patriot and Liberty power stations will be able to supply up to two million homes with clean power.

Siemens will supply two integrated power islands for the plant, each consisting of one SGT6-8000H gas turbine, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generator, and one heat recovery steam generator, along with the complete electrical system and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. In addition, Siemens will provide maintenance and service for the main components associated with the gas turbine under a long term service program. Parts, inspections, and scheduled service/maintenance, along with Siemens’ Power Diagnostics™ remote monitoring and diagnostics, are included in the comprehensive service agreement.

“When they are completed, the Patriot and Liberty power plants will be two of the most technologically advanced modern power plants on the East Coast,” said Martin Tartibi, Head of the Business Unit Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions Americas at Siemens Energy’s Power Generation Division. “Our H-class gas turbines mean that Pennsylvanians will have a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly electric power supply for many years to come.”

“This is the fifth time in 17 months that Panda has chosen to use Siemens’ advanced technology for our power projects,” said Todd Carter, senior partner and president of Panda Power Funds. “We continue to be impressed with their market solutions, technological capabilities and service.”

The gas turbines and generators will be fabricated at Siemens manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. As with other recently closed Panda projects, the US affiliate of Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is funding a loan of USD 75 million for the Patriot power plant project. SFS’s involvement demonstrates confidence in both Panda Power Funds and the Siemens technology utilized for the project.

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.

It was also announced on Friday that Siemens Energy has been awarded a long-term agreement to perform service and maintenance at the 450 MW Sino Iron power station located at Cape Preston in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The service contract signed is Siemens’ largest service order ever for the company’s SGT-800 gas turbine. The customer is CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd, which operates the power station within the Sino Iron project.

The 10-year contract includes preventative maintenance, remote monitoring, parts supply, and field service and will help to ensure predictable reliability and maintenance costs for the seven SGT-800 units operating at the Sino Iron power station. The power station provides the electricity needed to power the largest magnetite iron ore mining and processing operation in Australia.

Randy Zwirn, CEO of Siemens Energy Service Division said, “As Siemens’ largest service contract ever for our SGT-800 gas turbine business, this 10-year LTP agreement furthers our growth as a major service provider for oil and gas applications. Australia is a key market for Siemens and we are proud to have been selected to provide service for this unique and important facility.”

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REpower supplies power to more than 18 million people

Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE has installed its 5,000th turbine, located near Buchen in the Neckar-Odenwald district, Germany.

In total, REpower has so far installed more than 9.6 GW of capacity, enough to supply more than 18 million people, or the entire population of the Netherlands, with electricity.

“We are delighted that we contribute to a clean energy supply as a reliable partner with project-specific solutions and products that meet our customer’s needs,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO, REpower Systems SE.

In the first half of 2013, REpower installed more than 200 megawatts in Germany, achieving a 21 per cent share of the German market. The company’s goal for 2013 is to achieve a stable, double-digit market share in Germany.

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First turbine of the world’s largest offshore windfarm installed

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, London Array, is currently being built about 20km from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames estuary, being developed by a consortium comprising Dong Energy, E.ON and Masdar. Offshore work on the first 630MW phase of the wind farm, consisting of 175 turbines, started in March 2011 when the first foundation was installed. The first turbine installed at the 630MW Phase I Construction today.

The wind farm will be connected by undersea cables to a new onshore substation, currently being built, at Cleve Hill, on the North Kent coast. The first phase is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

Read more about the progress of the project in the March issue of BGreen.

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