Siemens has completed construction of the 600MW Cengiz Enerji Samsun combined cycle power plant in Turkey.
The single-shaft plant is developed in co-ordination with its partner and customer Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret. It is equipped with SGT5-8000H gas turbines.
Siemens has completed construction for the facility in 23 months, which is two months ahead of its scheduled delivery date.
Cengiz Enerji CEO Ömer Mafa said: "We are pleased that Cengiz Enerji Samsun plant was able to take up commercial operation two months ahead of schedule, thanks to our cooperation with Siemens.
"This excellent cooperation between our two companies in the implementation phase was instrumental in achieving this. This new plant is the perfect complement to our power plant fleet."
As well as supplying the SGT5-8000H gas turbines, Siemens had also delivered a SST5-5000 model steam turbine, a SGen5-3000W generator, the electrical system and the SPPA-T3000 I&C system for the facility.
The Benson heat recovery steam generator and the auxiliary and ancillary systems for the plant were also supplied by the German manufacturer.
The firm was also responsible for long-term service for the main parts of the facility.
Construction and installation works for the facility were, however, conducted by Cengiz.
The Cengiz Enerji Samsun facility is claimed to the most fossil-fired power plant in Turkey and the entire 50Hz power plant market. It can power up to a full load in less than 30 minutes, even after a down-time of six hours.
The facility is also expected to react promptly to grid fluctuations and can adapt its output by 35MW per minute to meet the fluctuating power requirements.
Siemens Power and Gas Division project management business head Lothar Balling said: "We are proud to have set a new record on the 50Hz market with this power plant and its efficiency level of almost 61%."
Image: 600MW combined cycle power plant of Cengiz Enerji Samsun in Turkey. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.